Homemade Hummus!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013


Want to know a secret?


I haven't had peanut butter in over 2 weeks.

Not a drop, spoonful, taste, nada, none, zilch.


Am I scaring you yet?

Yes, I'm completely aware that it's not April Fools today. This isn't a drill.

I may have found the cure to peanut butter loving. (Even though I really don't want to be cured.)


After weeks of paying nearly $5 per family size hummus container at our local Walmart, my mom and I decided that there had to be a more economically friendly way to handle our hummus obsession.


We eat hummus on almost everything in my house. Veggies (especially those cute little baby carrots, pretzel sticks, you name it, we've probably tried and loved it!)

 Even though going through a few containers of hummus a week can be very leggings-leg friendly, it's certainly not pocket book friendly, especially when fall sweater shopping is rapidly approaching.


Enter homemade hummus.

If you ever though store-bought hummus was a luxury, get ready to have your life revolutionized.

Creamier, more flavorful, healthier, easier, cheaper, the list goes on and on.



Homemade Hummus
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked chick-peas
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 3-4 tablespoons of water
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
For the garnish:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions:
  1. Place the chick-peas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, seasoning, and a little of the water in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth, adding more water, if necessary.
  2. Spoon the mixture into a shallow dish. Make a dent in the middle and pour the olive oil into it. Garnish with parsley and paprika.






  • Do you like hummus?
  • Have you ever made your own hummus?
  • What's your favorite fall snack?


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  1. I LOVE hummus! I used to make my own, but lately I've been obsessed with Trader Joe's extra garlic kind. Both are good (lets be honest hummus is just good!) I'll have to give yours a try the next time I feel like homemade :)

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    1. Ooh I hadn't heard of that kind! I'll have to give it a try soon! And YES. Hummus is always good! :)

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  2. I love making hummus! I've actually got a recipe post in progress...I've made hummus twice in the past month and have forgotten to take the after pictures BOTH times. Guess I just can't wait to dig right into the yummy stuff!

    -Amy

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    1. I can't wait to read your recipe! I love a good hummus recipe! Anyways, this one is just 'original' hummus, so I'm always looking for new flavors! I had to take the pictures RIGHT after I made it! It was nearly gone by the end of the day lol!

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  3. I'm indifferent about hummus- I don't dislike it but I don;t particularly like it either. Levi on the other hand is obsessed with it, so I buy it for him! I ought to just make my own!

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    1. I was the same way for a while! I don't know what clicked, but now I love it! Levi has great taste :)

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  4. Can you believe that I have never made my own hummus? I really need to change that!

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    1. You've made everything girl, so I'm actually really surprised! I bet you'd come up with some really good flavors!

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  5. I have been on a hummus kick too! Every day after school I can't wait to dip my pita chips and eat a whole container all to myself. I never made my own but have been passively looking at recipes. Yours looks awesome!

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    1. Seriously you just described my life in your comment. No shame girl!

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  6. I am so glad you posted this recipe because store bought hummus can sometimes be expensive! It looks like the consistency of this hummus turned out perfectly!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! It can get really expensive! Especially with an addiction the size of mine!

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  7. No peanut butter in 2 weeks? Oh my word - at least you've been subbing your obsession with something delicious though. I'm a huge hummus fan, especially on Ezekiel bread with cucumbers.

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    1. It must be the apocalypse! When I counted the days, I was really shocked. (Sounds drastic, but it's true!) I've never thought of having it with cucumbers! Yummm!

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  8. I haven't had a spoon of PB in two days and I'm surprisingly not having any withdrawl symptoms :P! Hummus is a good one to replace it though ;)

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    1. You and me both! What's going on with us?

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  9. Mmmmmm hummus :) I have actually never tried to make my own, regardless of how stinkin easy it is to do! Im really not sure why I haven't jumped on this bandwagon yet!

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    1. I don't know what made me decide to make it! My mom finally decided that we should get down and try it, and I have no regrets! Do it Kat! You'll love it!

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  10. Pictures = Fantastic.

    I've made my own homemade hummus before, but I never really got into eating hummus so it didn't become a regular thing for me. Your homemade recipe turned out great though! I bet it would be an awesome topping for a wrap, pizza or with carrots <<<< YUM.

    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. You're so sweet! I don't know what's happened to me, but I've jumped on this hummus bandwagon like there's no tomorrow. And yes, hummus on a wrap is the way to go!

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  11. I've made homemade hummus before, but I am still trying to find a replicate of my favourite caramelized onion version. However, this one looks so creamy I may just try throwing in some caramelized onions in and hope for the best!

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  12. NO peanut butter?!?! I eat it everyday! I've been thinking about making homemade hummus, it's so easy! I think I'll use this recipe!

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    1. Don't worry Leigha! I'm sure I'll be back on the bandwagon in NO time! :)

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  13. Yum! That looks good :)
    Have you ever had Biscoff spread? (Random)
    And sorry I'm dense, but why is hummus leggings friendly? :)

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    1. I've never tried Biscoff spread, but your like the 5th person to tell me about it. I'm thinking that's a sign I should try some, right? And it's really healthy for you, so you can eat tons and still look great in leggings! (It was a terrible jokes, so please don't think this is your fault :) )

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  14. This looks awesome!! I actually made a peanut butter pudding with you in mind yesterday!

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    1. Aw that's so cute Alex! Was it good? You should post the recipe girl!

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  15. Does that mean you need to change your blog name to hummusloving? ;)

    Looks amazing!! I love hummus, especially home made. Hope you had a wonderful birthday by the way.

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    1. It's totally an option! I'm still liking the ring to Peanut Butter Lover though! And thank you Jan! It was amazing!

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  16. No peanut butter in over two weeks? Go girl! I'm obsessed with the stuff too. Hummus is a great alternative to pb and yours looks delicious! Going to pin it now :)

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    1. I must be crazy, right? Thanks Alex! I'm still in denial that I actually made hummus that was good. It is hummus though. You can't go too wrong!

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  17. Uh oh! Looks like you might have to change your blog name to "Hummus Loving" Katherine! ;) Hehe. Looks amazing girl! Gorgeous pics :)

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    1. Everyone's telling me that, so maybe someday in the future when 'The Peanut Butter Lover' is just not cutting it anymore! Thanks Sunnie! Hope you have a marvelous day xx

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  18. I loooove making hummus! So creamy, so delicious, so much cheaper than buying it!

    Also, I don't know how you did it, but you somehow made hummus look really pretty. Mine always looks kinda gross :P

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I wasn't quite sure how to photograph it, and I even debated whether or not I should post the recipe! I'm glad I did! I'm also glad I have a fellow hummus lover!

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  19. Beautiful pictures Katherine! Hummus is the best.

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    1. Aw thank you Sarah! And I would have to agree!

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