Happy for Hummus

Yes, hummus makes me happy along with a million other things in this beautiful life but we’ll just cover hummus in this blog. I never thought I’d be one to make it at home but I recently married another avid hummus eater and two of the four kids between us love the stuff too. We also get tons of amazing garlic and onions from our farm share and like to limit our plastic use as much as possible. I usually buy dried chickpeas in bulk but you can use canned ones just as well. If you do the dried (which are cheaper by the way) simply soak them overnight then boil till nice and soft. Here’s the rest of the ingredients of this delicious, healthy snack packed with protein, fiber, phytonutrients and flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 15oz can)
  • 1 small chopped white or yellow onion
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (fresh or roasted)
  • 1-2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3-4 Tablespoon tahini
  • 1/4-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Optional: Nutritional Yeast, cumin, diced jalapeƱos, roasted red pepper, avocado

Mix it all together in a food processor adding more oil and/or water to desired consistency. You may also play with the spices to your taste. Enjoy with crackers or veggies, add to wraps, salads, sandwiches or make some fresh tabouli to go with it. Check out my video for detailed guidance and a dash of fun.

 

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