Thursday, July 30, 2009


This is the best hummus recipe ever. Really. It's strait from my mom's kitchen and every time she serves it, she is told the same thing: "Tammi Jo - this stuff is fantastic!" or "This is the best hummus I've ever had. No joke!" So when I had it this past weekend and heard all these comments again, I thought to myself, I need this recipe! So here it is. I made it the other night as a good snack and I think half is gone already! This is the smoothest and creamiest hummus you will ever eat - ever.


Makes 1 1/2 cups (yields 12 servings, 2 TBLS each)
Total time: 10 minutes
Serving suggestions:  Enjoy on Pitas, with Pita chips, on assorted veggies, anything you wish! You can even make it into a sandwich and put cucumber on top.

What you'll need:

  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 can garbanzo beans , drained (reserve the liquid)
  • 2 TBLS sesame paste (Tahini)
  • 2 TBLS smooth peanut butter
  • 1 TBLS olive oil
  • 2 TBLS chickpea liquid (or water if you forget)
  • 3 TBLS lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
What you'll do:

  • Mince garlic in a food processor.
  • Add everything else and pulse until smooth and creamy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories 83 (Calories from fat 38); Total Fat 4g (Saturated .5g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 208mg; Potassium 88mg; Total Carbohydrate 10g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Sugars 0g; Protein 3g; Vitamins/Minerals - Vitamin A 11 IU; Vitamin C 3mg; Calcium 34mg; Iron 1mg; Folate 29mcg


Hummus can be made so many different ways, over the years I've come up with a couple variations we really like.

Balsamic Hummus:  Instead of all lemon juice, substitute some of it for Balsamic Vinegar (to taste)
Carmelized Onion Hummus:  Thinly slice and caramelize an onion and add it in to the original recipe!  Delish!
Banana Hummus:  Don't laugh, this is Scot's creation and favorite!  Add a half of a banana to the original recipe and then taste the extra creamy, slightly sweet goodness.  Unless you know what's added, you can't even taste that it's banana in there!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus:  Same as the Caramelized onion version - just throw a roasted red pepper in with the original recipe and there you have it!

1 comment:

  1. We love this!! Thanks!! I made a bowl and plan on making all the time.