6 Apr

Hummus is one of those things that most people pick-up in the food store. It’s delicious. It’s a healthy snack. It’s easy.

Making hummus at home is unbelievably simple. It takes 5 minutes. It will cost you less than 1/3 what a tub of hummus costs pre-made. It doesn’t have any ingredients you can’t pronounce. You can use quality ingredients, rather than cheap fillers, such as canola oil (which is found in most store-bought hummus’).



1 can of chickpeas

2 tbsp tahini

1 garlic clove, roughly chopped

1 lemon, zested and juiced (if you’re not a fan of lemon, just leave this out – it will make regular hummus)

1/8 tsp cumin

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup water

paprika to garnish.

In a food processor combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice and cumin. Blend until smooth (1 minute) scraping the sides as you go.

As the food processor is running pour in the olive oil slowly, followed by the water. Continue to blend for 5 minutes, until it has a very smooth consistency.

Sprinkle with paprika.

I dare you to go back to store-bought hummus.

4 Responses to “Hummus”

  1. Ashleigh April 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Love the pictures on this blog!

  2. Susur Lee April 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    If carrots came to me looking like that, I’d never touch a potato chip!

  3. veggiegrettie April 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    This looks fantastic! The carrots are gorgeous. I also love those rice crackers…yum!


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