Hope you all had a great weekend! We had family in town and spent as much time as we could with them, and squeezed in some swimming, Little Boy #1’s very first piano recital, a game night (past my bedtime), one quick visit to the urgent care for Little Boy #2’s raging ear infection, church, lots of laundry, and a spontaneous boy’s only pizza picnic at the park for dinner. Always a good idea to let those boys run wild. Makes bedtime a breeze!
I also made my third batch of this Simple Homemade Hummus this weekend. Just can’t get enough! I got a new Blendtec blender (more on that coming soon) and I’m in love with the Twister Jar that came with it. I’ve never had such creamy, velvety smooth hummus! And you don’t have to worry about removing the shell from the chickpeas my friends… Ain’t nobody got time for that!
If you don’t have one of these handy dandy machines, a food processor will work as well. But maybe ask for one for Mother’s Day? Or Father’s Day? Or your birthday…
The beautiful thing is that it literally takes 5 minutes to make this very versatile dip. Hummus is a great alternative to most dips which are high in calories and fat, because it is lower in the unhealthy type of fat and contains a good amount of fiber and protein. It also tastes great as a spread on sandwiches and of course, with pita chips!
One of the ingredients that this recipe calls for is tahini, which is a sesame seed paste. It is sold at most grocery stores near the peanut butter. I also love to include roasted pine nuts to add to the rich, nutty flavor. I found both of these ingredients for a reasonable price at Trader Joe’s. And since the ingredients stretch to multiple batches, I’ll be keeping my fridge stocked with homemade hummus. When I’m craving a healthy, but filling snack I reach for the baby carrots and my hummus and go to town guilt-free!
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Can't get enough?
- 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
- 1/4 cup warm water
- Dried parsley, olive oil, and pine nuts for garnish if desired
- In a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and pulse or blend, scraping down the sides as needed. Process or blend until you have a smooth, creamy consistency. Add more warm water a tiny bit at a time if the hummus is still too thick.
- Pour it into a bowl and drizzle a small amount of olive oil on top. Sprinkle with dried parsley and pine nuts if desired.
- Serve with pita chips, or raw veggies.
- Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
Disclaimer: the links in this post for the Blendtec Blender and Twister Jar are Amazon affiliate links.