Striving for Homemaking

My journey through parenting, homeschooling, money saving, and home management

Quick and Easy Hummus

on April 6, 2012

My husband and I love Greek/Mediterranean food, and we love this local Greek deli in our town. When we were dating we’d have lunch there at least once a week. Three babies later we don’t get to make it there anymore, so my husband learned how to make our favorite dishes at home. After much tweaking of a Joy of Cooking hummus recipe, he came up with his version that tastes just how we remember it. It is a favorite with our toddlers too, who can eat it with a spoon. Our favorite thing to eat it with is Olympia brand Greek Pita Bread (really a flat bread), which I buy at our Greek deli. Whenever I go to buy pita I get 4 (10 in a package) and put one in the refrigerator and the rest in the freezer. It also makes amazing pizza crust. You can also find it for sale on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Original-Greek-Pita-Bread-count/dp/B000271GV8

So, here it is, our favorite Hummus recipe:

ANDREW’S HUMMUS

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 CANS OF CHICKPEAS (DRAIN 1 CAN)

• 6 TABLESPOONS OF TAHINI

• 1 TABLESPOON OF MINCED GARLIC

• 2 TEASPOONS OF GROUND CUMIN

• 1 TEASPOON ONION POWDER

• PINCH OF GROUND RED PEPPER

• FRESH CRACKED PEPPER

• JUICE OF ½ LEMON (SQUEEZE BY HAND – WITH A JUICER YOU GET TOO MUCH JUICE)

COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS INTO FOOD PROCCESSOR AND BLEND
FOR 2-3 MIN OR UNTILL DESIRED CONSISTANCY. ADD THE REMAINING BEAN WATER WHILE BLENDING TO GET A SMOOTH TEXTURE. TO SERVE, DRIZZLE WITH A LITTLE OLIVE OIL (I LIKE A LOT OF OLIVE OIL!)  AND SPRINKLE WITH
GROUND PAPRIKA.

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One response to “Quick and Easy Hummus

  1. Karen says:

    Hummus is really easy to prepare and I’m sure it didn’t last long as it tastes so good.

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