Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ahhh, Hummus

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Anyone that has spent any fair amount of time with me knows I love hummus.  It’s a addiction really.  It’s my go-to snack for taking to women’s events and I’ve created other hummus addicts in the process.  Sabra hummus and Stacy’s pita chips.  It just doesn’t get any better!   So why make it homemade when I can just buy the super yummy Sabra brand?  Well I figure I’m eliminating some of the added “stuff” this way.  It really is easy to make and I’m sure I’ll try adding some other ingredients next time to spice it up a bit.  Will I still buy Sabra?  Yes.  But I did like the homemade version and will definitely make it more often.  Even though I love the pita chips, it’s a much better option to use baby carrots, green peppers, or celery.  I also like to use ak-mak crackers.  They are a really good cracker option.

1 can of Bush’s garbanzo beans (reserve liquid)
1 1/2 TBSP tahini (ground sesame seeds)
3 TBSP lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic (I use the organic garlic that is prechopped in a jar.  found in the produce section)
1/3 – 1/2 liquid from the bean can
Just blend these up in a blender.  I used my vitamix which blended it to a nice smooth texture.  You can add horseradish, peppers, etc to add flavor.