Friday, January 22, 2016

Lemony Garlicky Hummus

I love hummus. And since it’s so easy to make, I make a fresh batch at least once a week. It makes eating carrots, cucumbers, radishes, peppers, squash, and about any other veggie out there a delight.

In an ideal world, I would cook my own chickpeas. It’s really simple but, to be honest, I often use canned chickpeas (I do make sure to rinse the beans really well under running water).

Here is a super simple, yet flavorful hummus recipe.

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Lemony Garlicky Hummus

Ingredients
  • 1 can organic chickpeas, very well rinsed
  • 1 - 2 garlic cloves (one clove delivers quite the punch, so start with one and see if you really want to make it more garlicky…) 
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 - 4 T olive oil 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
  • 1 - 4 T water (add 1 T first and then add more if the hummus is too thick)
Instructions
  • Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, adding more water and/or oil as necessary.
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Questions: Do you like hummus? If so, do you make your own? What are your favorite flavors to add to hummus? Recently, I have been enjoying beets in my hummus. I’ll share a beet hummus recipe next week. Do you cook your own chickpeas? Sometimes… I really should do it more often...

Be well,
Andrea

16 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious. I love hummus but have never tried making my own. I also love beets so I can't wait to see next week's recipe.

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    1. I bought hummus for a long time (it's so convenient...). But making it yourself is so easy, there is really no excuse not to make it yourself... Plus, most commercial hummus has not-so-great oils... The beet hummus is great and just as easy! :-)

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  2. Hummus; exactly what I had for lunch today! While it's convenient to buy, I sure do love making my own and this looks amazing considering I love lemon and I love garlic! Thanks for a great recipe my friend and may your weekend be wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea!

      Have a fabulous weekend, too!

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  3. This post is such perfect timing! I've been absolutely obsessed with hummus lately!

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    1. It's so easy to make. Plus, I love that you can adjust the flavors so easily...

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  4. I love humus. I usually buy it, I am to lazy to make it. I should start making it myself. It really is so issue.

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    1. I used to buy a lot of hummus, but once I got into the habit of making it every week, it became part of my weekly routine... :-)

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  5. I love hummus but only made it once. Guess I have been lazy. I usually buy it at the store. I can eat it with a spoon without something else to go with it.

    I have many recipes for hummus, might make it myself again soon.

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    1. I love that it's so easy to make; and you are right, there are so many recipes...

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  6. Yum. I love garlicky hummus. It looks terrific. Andrea.

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  7. I am not a fan BUT it sure sounds delish!!!!!

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    1. It's funny, the kid wasn't a fan either for the longest time, but now he loves hummus and his vegetable consumption has increased exponentially... :-)

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  8. I've tried a few different recipes to make my own hummus and have never been a big fan of the result. The search continues!

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    1. Good luck! Hope you'll find a recipe you like!

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