homemade hummus

shhh, please don’t tell quinn that hummus is really a healthy food. we call it dip – as in chips and dip. the chips are plain crunchy pita chips and the dip is hummus. yep, the stuff made out of chickpeas. if he knew that, i’m certain that he would make his yucky face, cross his arms over his chest and refuse to eat it. but for now, he has no idea. so he loves “chips + dip”.

it is so easy to make hummus. i followed this super simple recipe that i found on pinterest.

ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1  clove garlic
  • 1⁄4  cup olive oil
  • 2  tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  tahini (sesame seed paste; optional)
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • kosher salt
  • 1⁄4  teaspoon  paprika

directions:

  1. in a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini (if using), cumin, and ¾ teaspoon salt until smooth and creamy. add 1 to 2 tablespoons water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.
  2. transfer to a bowl. drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the paprika before serving.

i skipped the tahini and used fresh lemon juice. i used a teaspoon of minced garlic from a jar instead of fresh garlic. and i also added a tiny bit of water that i had reserved when i drained the chickpeas to smooth out the consistency. all of the spices blended so well together and it  tasted delicious! quinn even gave it a resounding “this is good mom!” another pinterest win. yay!

what are your pinterest successes?

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