If you would have said the word “hummus” to me when I was growing
up I would have said……”huh?”
I grew up having snacks like
I don’t have a weakness for Dorito’s any more, but if you were to sit a
sack of chips and French onion dip in front of me….I’m sure I’d cave!
Then there are the “no bake cookies” that I still love…..growing up
we called them “spoon cookies” because we rarely waited for them to
set up and get hard enough to pick up! I still love those as well.
Hummus is something that I had never heard of, but now that I’ve discovered it,
I love it!
Here is a great recipe that I found at Nomniovorous.
Horrible Daughter Hummus
- 2 cans (28 oz) chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/3 cup lemon juice & pulp (2 lemons worth)
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Place the garlic into the food processor and pulse until chopped. Add the lemon juice and pulp, tahini and olive oil. Combine until smooth and creamy, about 15 seconds. Add the chickpeas and let the machine run for 30-45 seconds.
- Add the water to the food processor and from here, let your machine run for at least 60 seconds, up to three minutes. The longer it runs, the creamier and more luscious your final product will be.
- At the end, add the salt and pepper, stir and taste.* Refrigerate for 2 hours (or overnight) for best flavor.**
- Top with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and paprika and a generous pour of olive oil.
This makes 32 1/4 cup servings.
I like to eat mine with pita chips, but you could “health it up” and dip veggies in it!
I didn’t realize how many people are watching their calories
and carbs and sugar and such, so I found a website that calculates that for you and here
are the results. The website is CalorieCount.
The recipe had a nutritional grade of an A-
1/4 cup has 126 calories
Total fat 5.1 grams
Saturated fat 0.7 grams
total carbs 15.7 grams
dietary fiber 4.6 grams
sugars 2.7 grams
protein 5.2 grams
Another reason I’m sharing this recipe…..I’m using it again in a seven layer Greek dip!