Thursday, January 12, 2012

hummus. the homemade way.

homemade garlic hummus
the tings love us some hummus. its a go-to snack around our home but we can polish off a little $5 tub of hummus in a couple days, so we decided to try it at home to save some money and cut out any unwanted ingredients. we're happy with the result! i wouldn't recommend trying it right out of the blender - let it chill for a while before you taste it. 

simply blend all ingredients 
3 tablespoons stirred tahini (we bought a jar of organic vegan at Sprouts for $8)
couple cloves of garlic, more or less depending on your love for garlic 
1 (19 oz) can of garbanzo beans drained, but save 1/2 cup of the liquid to include
3-4 tablespoons lemon juice 
1/2 teaspoon of salt 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
cumin to taste 
garnish & serve with a little olive oil, paprika, pine nuts, parsley flakes - anything you want.

after you get that recipe down, have fun with different flavor combinations.

we just made a jalepeno + cilantro batch and its delicious!
(added one medium-sized jalepeno (no seeds) and a handful of cilantro to the above recipe - sans garlic)


  1. its suuuuper easy and pretty fail proof! give it a a try!

  2. YUM! Hummus is like my most favorite snack ever!! I haven't made homemade yet, but i think i might try this!!

  3. did you say jalapeno?! yummo!

  4. Love it! Homemade is for sure the way to go- I usually make a double batch- and keep it in the fridge.. even that goes in a few days.. yikes! I usually over garlic mine- but apparently if you eat parsley after (or even with) it helps get rid of the horrible garlic breath. I even make homemade garlic pita chips to dip in it- maybe i should lay off the garlic.. and get into the jalepenos! I like those just as much!


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