Wednesday, April 17, 2013


hey guys!

so i discovered i can easily make (much) better hummus at home, than store bought! i discovered this, b/c we were running very low on produce at home & didn't feel like going out for food.
this is a super short-cut & very easy version.
ideal me, would want to cook my beans vs using canned, but i'm not ideal me yet, ha. [also, if you are using canned, try and find the company "EDEN," b/c the inside lining of their cans is BPA free. & BPA pretty much sucks.]
anyway, when you don't have time to cook beans, canned works great. 

 it's so easy. did i say that already? yeah,'s so easy.


1 can of chickpeas
2-4TBSP tahini*
1/2 lemon juiced
2 tbsp EVOO
2 tbsp of water
1-3 cloves of garlic (up to you!) 
pinch of salt
pinch of cumin

put chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice & garlic into a food processor. (a blender will definitely work too) blend, and add water as needed. while it is processing, slowly pour in the evoo (if you don't have a feed at the top of your machine to do this, it is totally fine to just add it all together, i just think this makes the hummus light and fluffy). after it's all blended & creamy, add the cumin & salt. i also sprinkled some sweet smokey paprika & dropped a few kalamata olives on top..yum!

we ate it all with those everything pretzels from trader joes & thickly sliced carrots. seriously, so good! make it today! you will never want to buy hummus again :)

* i was out of tahini the last time i wanted to make hummus, but i had toasted sesame seeds ;) so i blended 1/2 cup of seeds with a little water & wa-la, tahini!  so you can definitely use toasted (or raw) sesame seeds, and i actually liked the taste better with the toasted sesame seeds b/c the hummus had this toasty taste to it...

i want to try and make "hummus" using raw zucchini instead of beans next time. i think it would make it lighter and, according to some very light research, it looks like it would make it higher in protein & tons of other nutrients, using zucchini! also with summer around the corner, literally (lol jk) i will be craving more fresh veggies vs cooked heavier foods. i'll let ya know how it turns out!


  1. what a coincidence, I have just took a pack of chickpeas out of the cupboard! it's good to live in a country where you cannot get canned chickpeas, only raw hard ones that you have to keep in water overnight and then boil. I will be ideal me, haha. do you know how much a can of chickpeas would be in grams? 240-250g?

    1. ha ha, awww :)
      well, in my opinion beans cooked yourself taste better than canned, so it's maybe good you're forced to cook 'em? & you're not being poisoned by BPA, lolz.

      ok, so the can says 15oz/425g.
      good luck! tell me how it turns out!!

  2. awesome! this is basically the same recipe i use for humus! i just hate how hard it is to blend though...& to get out of the blender! any tips for that?
    also, thanks for letting me know about the bpa. didn't know that it was in cans!

    1. well, i use a food processor, the blade comes out after i'm done blending. i use a mini spatula to get every little bit of it out :)

      i use this food processor, it's good, just a little loud.

      mini spatula: