April 26, 2012


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Hummus is such a multi-function food. It's great served with pita bread, pita chips, tortilla chips, veggies, wraps, sandwiches, etc. It's easy to make your own and be in charge of the ingredients. The recipe is great as is, and can also be used as a base to get creative with additional flavors (roasted red pepper, artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, green onion, or roasted garlic to name a few.)

Vegan, gluten-free

15 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp. tahini (or sesame oil)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic
Juice from 1 lemon (about 3 Tbsp.)
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
Salt to taste

Add ingredients to a blender and mix well.
You may need to push down ingredients with a spatula and continue blending.
If the consistency is too thick, adjust by adding water about 1 Tbsp at a time.
If you have time, chill it about an hour before serving. It can be saved in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.

Note: It's easy to make two flavor choices from this one recipe. After blending, spoon half of the hummus in a bowl. Then to the remaining half in the blender, add a roasted red pepper (or other flavor) and blend well again.

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  1. I really enjoyed browsing through your blog, and checking out your delicious, colorful, and healthy recipes. Love your hummus recipe and the photos are superb...as all the others.
    You have a lovely blog, and I wish you a huge success, that you truly deserve!

    Thanks for following my blog...followed you back:DDD

  2. I love your blog and am so glad that I found it! I'm not vegetarian but am trying to eat more veggie based meals and snacks :) I would like to make this hummus for a baby shower that I'm throwing. Do you think doubling it would make enough for about 12 people (there will be lots of other snacks, as well). Thank you!

    1. Hi Carrie! Thanks for your kind words - great to hear you're enjoying the site :) I'll be honest, I haven't made this recipe in a couple years, eek! (I should definitely do an updated version soon.) If there's lots of other snacks I bet you won't need to double it... just guessing! Hope you girls have a fun shower!