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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Easy To Make Homemade Hummus

Easy to make hummus, you will never buy store-bought again.

 Making hummus is so simple and it takes less than five minutes to make. Once you make homemade hummus, you will never buy expensive store-bought hummus again. Making your own hummus can save you so much money when compared to premade hummus. This vegetarian dish requires only a couple of ingredients like can chickpeas, which are also called garbanzo beans, and tahini, also called sesame paste. I like to keep a couple of cans of chickpeas in my pantry so I can enjoy hummus often. When I want to save even more money, I buy dried garbanzo beans and cook them in my pressure cooker. Cooking beans in a pressure cooker are so simple and require less than an hour of cooking time. If you don't have a pressure cooker, you can cook the garbanzo beans in a slow cooker or on the stove. Cooked chickpeas/garbanzo beans can be frozen so I like to freeze them in small batches for other recipes like my vegan chickpea tuna. Chickpeas can also be roasted for a delicious healthy snack that is high in protein. Get my recipe for roasted chickpeas HERE

Roasted Sunflower seeds are a great substitute for tahini

 If you do not have any tahini in your pantry, you can substitute 1/3 cup of roasted sunflower seeds or even sunflower seed butter. I have even used cashew butter and roasted peanuts in place of the tahini paste. To give the hummus a different taste, I love to add a couple of roasted red pepper slices to make roasted red pepper hummus. Other ingredients like Oven-Dried Roasted Sun-Dried Tomatoes also make a flavorful hummus. Hummus is such a healthy snack as it is loaded with plenty of plant-based protein and heart-healthy fiber. When you pair the hummus with whole wheat crackers and veggies it makes a healthy lunch. This is my husband's favorite lunch to pack and it helps him to eat his veggies. I like to spread homemade hummus on a sandwich for great flavor. Hummus is also my favorite dish to bring to a potluck.

Garlic paste adds awesome flavor

 I discovered this amazing garlic stir-in-paste and I love how convenient it is for recipes. I used this delicious garlic paste in my homemade hummus instead of the garlic cloves. I no longer have to peel and chop the garlic cloves when I want to use fresh garlic in my recipes. This easy to use tube of garlic paste contains 23 cloves of organically grown garlic that keeps fresh for weeks. Gourmet Garlic replaces those garlic bulbs from the grocery store that I was buying. In the past, I would buy a garlic bulb and use a couple of cloves and then forget to use the rest of the cloves. This garlic paste tastes way better than the powder garlic that I was using. The garlic flavor is so bold. My favorite way to use this delicious garlic paste is on homemade garlic bread. I just mix the fresh finely chopped garlic paste into my butter and then spread it on my bread for the most amazing garlic bread.

 Gourmet Garden has many different flavors of herbal stir-in-pastes like basil, lemongrass, ginger, and many more. They also sell lightly dried herbs so my cooking always has the best flavor of fresh herbs and spices. These fresh-tasting products store in the fridge so they are easy to grab when I am cooking. I love using the fresh ginger paste in my Cold & Flu Honey Lemon Ginger Tea. Fresh ginger helps soothe sore throats and helps get all that gunk out of your nose. Ginger also adds wonderful flavor to my homemade Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies.

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Easy Homemade Hummus

A super simple recipe for hummus


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed or 2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 4 garlic cloves or 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garlic Stir-In-Paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste) or 1/3 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


How to cook Easy Homemade Hummus

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or a high-speed mixer. Process until pureed, adding a tablespoon or more of water until it reaches the desired texture. Serve in a bowl and drizzle olive oil over it for a nice look. Serve with raw veggies and crackers.
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dustinnikki said...

I love hummus. I'll have to try out this recipe. Looks so easy to make!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Ooo I will have to try this out for sure. It's been a while since I've had hummus. This looks so delicious!

Chad said...

I love hummus and buy it almost every week, it is the perfect dip for me. Great recipe, i will make it tomorrow. Thank you.

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I cannot make myself like hummus. HOWEVER. My 2 year old nephew? LOVES IT. He calls it hummy. And I am SO making this for him!

Dalene Ekirapa said...

I would absolutely love to take hummus with some crackers! The combination must be so delicious. Dip lovers can agree with me!

Hannah Marie said...

I've been wanting to try and make something like this. It is a great essential to so many meals. My mouth is watering already.

Angela Ricardo said...

I don’t know how to make hummus actually so I’m really glad to came across this recipe. I’m excited to try this out!

Scott Gombar said...

I love hummus and have not had it in a long time. I am going to try this recipe

Alexandra said...

Hummus is one of my favorite snacks. I love dipping pretzel sticks in it!

Waren Jean Go said...

You made Hummus making look easy! I keep on buying hummus from the grocery and I feel like I want to make my own now.

Binge on Basics said...

I have always been a fan of hummus. Making homemade hummus will be really interesting. Will try it

John Fyn said...

Great and easy recipe to make at home. I love hummus and prepare them every weekend. My family loves homemade hummus.

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