Sunday, January 15, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Hummus

 We love homemade hummus! Here is a healthy alternative to game day snacks. My husband created this recipe and I just love it!

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What You Will Need:

1 cup canned garbanzo beans
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon Tahini (sesame seed paste)
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Place drained garbanzo beans with all other ingredients in food processor. Process until smooth. 

*We like to add flavors such as roasted garlic or roasted red pepper.

For Roasted Garlic Hummus:

1. Roast 4-5 cloves of garlic in the oven at 350 degrees until golden brown. 

2. Add into food processor with other ingredients.

For Roasted Red Pepper Hummus:

1. Roast red pepper over a direct flame (gas stove or grill).

2. Once the outside is black, place in closed container for a few minutes and let rest (I use a Tupperwear container). This allows the skin to blister so it can be easily removed.

3.  Cut and remove seeds from bell pepper. Place flat on cutting board.

4. Use the spine of the knife (back) to scrape black char/skin off bell pepper. 

5. Chop and place with other ingredients in food processor.


  1. LOVE hummus! Probably one of our favorites!
    Cute blog!

  2. YUM! I love hummus! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next Tuesday!
    Chef in Training

  3. Love hummus thank you for sharing. I found you on Singing three little birds. Thanks for sharing. I am pinning this!

  4. This sounds great! I'm going to have to try this - I buy hummus every week, I'd love to just make it myself! Pinning it! I saw your link @ What's in The Gunny Sack Link party. I'm a new follower! Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers ~ Mary (

  5. We love hummus and it sounds a lot cheaper to just make your own. I am a new follower visiting from Young and Crafty. Vicky from Mess For Less

    1. yes it is wayyyyy cheaper! Let me know how it turns out for you:)

  6. Wow hummus is my favorite with pita! I will have to try this! I hope you will link up with me here:

  7. Garlic is the key for me! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  8. Love hummus! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love hummus but I've never made it from scratch!

  10. I adore hummus, I've done it a couple of times, I love your hubby's recipe and I love the small changes, like the roasted peppers and garlic cloves. Thank you for the recipe. Happy Valentine's to you.

  11. I love hummus! Thank you for sharing this at simply creations link party!

  12. I can't wait to make this Thank you for sharing.

  13. My sister in law makes humus, she adds a little crushed ice in the blender, makes it creamy smooth...not sure why but it works.
    Looks yummy!

  14. I just recently found out I love hummus! Looks like a recipe I have to try!

    I'd love for you to link up and share:

  15. This looks so yummy! I would love for you to come by and link up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot!

  16. I should try this. I haven't found a good hummus recipe yet. :)

  17. ahh! I Love hummus and have been looking for a decent recipe. Looks easy, which I like. Thanks!

  18. Hi Christina, I featured your Hummus today! Stop by and grab a button and I would love it if you would link up again today!

  19. I found you from your feature over at made in a day. I love hummus and can't wait to try this recipe. I'm going to pin it to my recipe board. Looking forward to more great recipes as a new follower.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class


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