Humble Hummus

| 1/14/2015 8:57:00 AM

Homesteading with Mrs DTrailer repairs have been on hold due to rain, holiday train trips and more rain, so today I am going to post one of my favorite snack recipes. Hummus is a nice, healthy change-up from bean or sour cream dip, for chips, crackers, veggies, or even on salads and sandwiches. Made from garbanzo beans and sesame seeds, it is packed with healthy protein and, by adding your own seasonings, you can make it entirely guilt-free.

Here is my simple recipe, which can be made with canned or dried/soaked/cooked beans, depending on your time frame. Soak and cook dried beans just like you would any other dry bean.

hummus and falafel | 


Hummus Dip or Spread

1 can garbanzo beans or 2 cups cooked garbanzos
1/4 cup sesame seeds
5 cloves fresh garlic or 1 tablespoon garlic powder
Salt, pepper and other seasonings to taste
Reserved bean liquid
2 tablespoons lemon juice

2/6/2015 5:51:02 PM

Hi Dave, thanks. I didn't try hummus, either. Now that I have I love it! Just add liquid little by little till your Nutribullet can handle it. If it turns out too runny, I guess it won't work.

1/18/2015 7:35:24 AM

Robyn, for years I didn't try hummus because .... well .... I don't know why. I guess I just thought it wouldn't taste good. Boy was I wrong. It really works on just about any thing that needs a dip. My Nutribullet really doesn't do pasty things very well but I might just give it a try to see if it can make hummus. ***** Have a great hummus day.