Thursday, October 17, 2013

Homemade Hummus

We've had a hot summer and it left me not wanting to do much of anything.  Cooking was minimal due to the heat and even home things went undone.  With cooler weather I'm quite happy on becoming more domesticated again and back on track!  Yayyy!!!!  

Oh how I love Homemade Hummus!  I can eat it for any meal and it's truly one of my favorite things to snack on!  It's good with sliced up veggies such as carrotts,  green, red or yellow peppers, pita bread and whole grain crackers or chips.  

You can buy it at the grocery store (usually in the deli section) but it is so much more cost efficient and tasty to make it yourself at home.  

If you can't find tahini at an ordinary grocery store try a health food store.  

Without furthur ado, here's my go to recipe.  You don't have to follow it to a T and it's a general guideline.  

1 can of garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas)  
1 lemon cut in half and juice set aside
1/4 cup tahini, or more or less to your taste
1 Tbsp minced garlic (I use the minced garlic in a jar)  
1 tsp of salt (add more if desired) 
Olive oil 

Drain chickpeas of juice and set aside.  Put lemon juice,  tahini,  minced garlic, salt and chickpeas in food processor (you can also use a blender)  and give it a whir.  Add some olive oil and water and keep adding until you are able to blend hummus into a smooth paste.  Some like it very smooth and some like it more grainy.  Add more oil and salt until desired taste and consistency.  

Before serving, drizzle the top with olive oil and some paprika. 


  1. Yum! I love hummus and usually just buy it in the store but I may have to try this soon. I just bought a couple containers today with a bogo deal! This would definitely be more cost effective most of the time though...:) Thanks for sharing your recipe....Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

    1. You'll love it and it's so cheap to make Vicky! You can add some red peppers or other flavors into the mix too!

  2. Hello and so glad you are back! We love hummus around here and my family can wolf down a Trader Joe's container of hummus in minutes. Thank you for the recipe:) Hope you are enjoying your cooler weather. I feel like I just came out of hibernation after all of our heat also! Ha-Ha! May God bless you......Teresa

    1. Hummus is so delish, isn't it? Glad I wasn't alone with the heat!

  3. Yum! I love Trader Joe's hummus with 3 flavors. I've never made my own hummus but I should because it sounds so simple. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hi Lil!
    Miss you at Rednesday Wednesday!

  5. Made this last night – super yum!! Thanks heaps for sharing your recipe. Definitely the creamiest hummus I’ve manged to make at home :)
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