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Easy-peasy Hummus Recipe and Recipe Link Party

26 June 2011

Well, since it is fresh veggies season, I thought I should probably share my favorite veggie dip recipe.  I don't know what planet I lived on before college, but I wasn't introduced to Hummus until my junior year.  (which is funny cuz my mom loves hummus... but I guess as a kid if it didn't say Hidden Valley, I wouldn't eat it...so it must have been my own fault)

Anywho, a friend, Nate who showed off his client's kitchen remodel here, brought home some hummus and pitas from Trader Joes... (which is finally coming to Dallas/ Fort worth or so I have heard, YEA!) and it was love at first bite.  I tell you!   But since I haven't ever lived near a Trader Joes, I had to find my own recipe.  And I love this one, try it is a healthy and delicious alternative to heavy dressings.


(image source and where I originally found this recipe a few years ago!)

Easy to Make Hummus Recipe
Makes about 3 cups

4 garlic cloves, minced and then mashed
2 15-oz cans of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
2/3 cup of tahini (roasted, not raw)
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Pine nuts (toasted) and parsley (chopped) for garnish (optional)

You can make this whole thing in your food processor.  Just, combine the mashed garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, 1/2 cup water, and olive oil and process until smooth. Add salt, starting with a half a teaspoon, to taste.  (make sure it is nice and smooth, don't take it out too soon or it is not quite as good, in my opinion... and yes I have made that mistake before.)  This freezes well.

Spoon into serving dish and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and chopped parsley.   Serve with crackers, raw dip vegetables such as carrots or celery, or 
with pita bread.

Other great recipe links for summer veggies:


And just for fun we took a picture of Lydia with a zucchini, like the one we have of Etta from 2 years ago.
(and people say they look alike... ha, ha - What do you think?)

 
Lydia                                             Etta

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15 comments:

Jane June 26, 2011 at 7:16 AM  

Good Morning ,
I love the sweet pictures of your girls! :)

I linked up my Tiramisu Trifle. Thanks for hosting!

Jay June 26, 2011 at 7:34 AM  

This humus looks so delicious & simple. I recently just realized how simple it was to make! Thanks for sharing!

The enchanted home June 26, 2011 at 7:40 AM  

The pictures are soooo cute!! And thanks for the recipe for the hummus...something I happen to love and am always looking for a new recipe-thanks!

Fabiana June 26, 2011 at 7:54 AM  

That recipe does look easy and yummy. I love the idea of pine nuts on tip for some crunch. Zucchini photos are adorable!!

ciao from Newport Beach

laxsupermom June 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM  

Love hummus, but I've never made it before. Sounds so easy! Love the zucchini pics! Just adorable! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this recipe swap each week.

NC Sue June 26, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

Thank you for hosting.
That zucchini is TERRIFYING, and the picture is hysterical!
I'm a new follower, and I need your help.
I have a page on my site that lists more than 300 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Yours is listed there, too! I'm trying to update the list to include a brief phrase describing each link. Can you sum yours up... hopefully in a dozen words or less? Check under the header for the link to that page.
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Selina June 26, 2011 at 10:57 AM  

Ahhh! That looks so good Cassity! I just got a vita mix, can't wait to try it! Linked up the rhubarb strudel....it's so good!

Our Story June 26, 2011 at 6:06 PM  

I adore hummus (my husband is Greek) so it would be sinful if I didn't love it! (haha) I have an even easier version for you to try. I call it "hmmmmus?" Instead of garbanzo beans, try plain white great northern beans (canned), garlic (however many you want) a pinch of dried oregano and red pepper flakes, and about 1/4 cup of GOOD olive oil. Throw everything into the processor until smooth. Serve with warm toasty bread. It's delicious!!!! Hope you try it! I linked up a recipe I've used at many BBQs and picnics "BLT Pasta Salad" it's so good! Enjoy... xoxo- Christine

Su June 27, 2011 at 12:39 AM  

I just "pinned" your hummus recipe. Can't wait to try it. And I love pine nuts (wish they were cheaper though). . but I have never put them on hummus so can't wait to try that either. Thanks for hosting a recipe swap. I linked up my chicken fajitas that you make in crockpot (easy) and that freeze so well. . .freeze any leftovers for another meal!!

The Creative Muslimah June 27, 2011 at 8:15 AM  

Wow! This is making my mouth water! Imagine this with some thin chapati bread and some couscous :D mmm...
Thanks for sharing! This recipe would be a great one to share in my 100th post summer inspired competition, to get your blog featured for free! :)
Read more at

http://thecreativemuslimah.blogspot.com/2011/06/100-th-post-get-your-blog-featured.html

-the creative muslimah

Coastalpines June 27, 2011 at 9:21 AM  

Thank you for posting an easy hummus recipe! I was 33 before I tried hummus for the first time; now it's one of my faves!

I linked up a past veggie recipe before I had found your blog, so no button :( but next time I shall add it for sure...Thank you for hosting!

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