INGREDIENTS 15 oz chickpeas, drained (save 1/4 cup of liquids) 1/4 cup tahini 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 small clove garlic (optional) DIRECTIONS In a food processor or blender, combine chickpea, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, garlic (if using), and 3 tablespoons of the reserved chickpea liquids (this is called aquafaba). Blend on high speed until light and creamy, about 30 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add in 1 more tablespoon aquafaba. Serve with pita, crackers, or veggies!

Homemade Hummus

By February 5, 2019Recipes

SI have one more healthy-ish recipe for you.  (The next one will make up for the healthy stuff, it’s a decadent dessert that was a big hit at last night’s “Big Game” Party.)  A five minute homemade hummus so easy you won’t even think about buying store bought hummus again.  I might be overly optimistic, but I’m hopeful you’ll agree it’s the best ever!

7 ingredients.

5 minutes.

1 blender.

Easy to make, easy to clean, easy to eat.

I haven’t always been so accepting of chick peas, aka garbanzo beans.  2018 was the year I learned to embrace both kale chips and chicken peas, what a year!  What’s left to try in 2019?!  These legumes are so healthy, so full of nutrients and protein, how could they taste good?  

I guess the truth is…..they don’t really.  Not by themselves anyway.  But add some garlic, lots of lemon juice, salt, honey and tahini and they are a tasty snack. (Tahini was also a mystery to me.  Turns out, it’s actually a puree of sesame seeds.  The sesame seed version of peanut butter.) I like my hummus simple, but there are so many great things to add in for even more flavor, i.e. roasted garlic, spinach, roasted red pepper and avocado….. just to name a few.  So feel free to experiment and if you find a flavor that knocks your socks off, please feel free to come back here and share with the rest of us.  

Homemade Hummus

INGREDIENTS

  • 15 oz. chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained (bu save 1/4 cup of liquids to add in later)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (and sometimes I add even more)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small clove garlic

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, garlic, and 3 tablespoons of the reserved chickpea liquids. 
  2. Blend on high speed until light and creamy, about 30 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add in 1 more tablespoon of chicken pea liquie.
  3. Serve with pita, crackers, or veggies.

*To the best of my ability, I have tried to indicate all ingredients, products and equipment that are available at Johnnies in Bold  Print.  

Recipe found and adapted from www.bromabakery.com.

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