Monday, February 7, 2011

Best Hummus

My husband is Arabic so we eat a lot of hummus around here. Although I think I love it more than he does. This has become our favorite hummus recipe.

3 cloves minced garlic (I just use the jars of minced garlic)
1 can 15 ounce garbanzo beans ( drain the liquid but save it for blending)
3 Tblsp of Tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 Tblsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp sea salt

Blend it all in a blender. Themixture should be moist and spreadable - if it is too dry add some of the reserved bean liquid.

*Ways we like to eat hummus
- on baked falafel sandwiches
- with boiled eggs and warm wheat pitas
- with raw veggies
- I recently put it in my salad with some romaine lettuce, diced boiled egg, tomatoes, carrots, and cucumber, then I drizzled some of the Basil Parmesan Vinaigrette on top and it was DELICIOUS.


  1. I do not super like hummus but I might try this.

    But I will tell you what I just love---your food blog! It is awesome!

    I love your about, kids, and organization pages--too cool!

  2. Heather, look what you started! Your blog is as amazing as you are! I started reading to gather a few recipes, but I've practically forgotten about the recipes. I love how you write, the stories about you beautiful girls (oh, so love them!), and your day-to-day feelings. You are a natural at this and have brilliant suggestions regarding healthy eating. You are such a wonderful teacher through and through. Thank you for sharing your talents.

    In reply to Jen's comment... Finding a good humus, for me, is like hit or miss. I really love a good humus, but I find some have too much vinegar or taste bitter. This recipe is the best, so much so that tonight I chose to gather all the ingredients at the grocery store of what I didn't have at home so I could make it rather than buy it. My sesame crackers and red bell peppers were getting lonely.