Hummus is a delicious and healthy snack that is so easy to make at home you will never buy store bought hummus again!
This recipe for hummus was one of the first recipes I shared here on the blog in the first couple years of blogging. This was back in the good old days when I had children at home. I remember, it was finals week at the high school which meant that there were half days of school all week and a kitchen table covered in books!
Tessa had a group of friends over to study so I figured I better make them a healthy snack, something that would help all those brain cells work a littler harder! , I found this recipe for hummus on the very first blog I ever visited, it was just someone’s personal family blog but it introduced me to the world of blogging. This was in the early days of blogs and no one really knew what they were. I was intrigued with the idea of a blog so I went out and bought myself Blogging for Dummies (for real!) And the next week I had a blog and look where it got me!
What is Hummus?
Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made from cooked garbanzo beans and tahini which is sesame seed paste. Hummus is also a healthy treat! It is full of nutrients, protein, dietary fiber, and heart-healthy omega fatty acids. And it is also delicious. Homemade hummus is so easy and so much better than store bought hummus.
How Do You Make Hummus?
- It is quick and easy to make in the food processor.
- Just add all the ingredients, garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and some seasonings into the food processor and pulse it until your desired consistency.
- Be sure and save some of the liquid you drain from the garbanzo beans to add into the hummus if you want it thinner and smoother. I like mine with a little texture.
Serve your hummus with a variety of raw veggies. It is great with carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers. And don’t forget some focaccia bread and crackers. Drizzle the top of the hummus with some olive oil, a sprinkle of paprika and some chopped parsley. This ads some nice color.
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Originally posted January 21, 2009
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