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Monday, March 25, 2013

Hummus Does A Body Good

While I'm in Israel I asked a few of my favorite bloggers to cover for me. Here's Amanda and I am so excited that she's sharing a recipe for hummus with you today. Trust me I will be eating a ridiculous amount of hummus while I'm away. So stoked :)


Hey Lemons, Avocados, & the Bay readers! My name is Amanda and I blog over at Amanda K. by the Bay, and I am really happy to be posting for Tammy today! I met Tammy via the "blog world" a long time ago, and was drawn to her because not only she is super funny and real, but she is a fello psych grad living on the West Coast. 

We both appreciate the amazing food available to in our bay areas, but I still love getting in the kitchen. One of my favorite things to make is hummus. Hummus is awesome; when its in my fridge, I try to put it on everything! Sandwiches, veggies, salads, crackers, toast...you name it. Usually I get my hummus from Trader Joes, but this time I decided to make my own. 
Making hummus is really simple. I had everything on hand to make it, minus the tahini. At first I debated if I really need it, but a quick internet search made it clear you really shouldn't make hummus without it. The tahini was a little pricey, but now I can make a ton of hummus! Yipee! 

Recipe adapted from About.com

1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
1 red pepper
cilantro
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Slice red pepper in half, and roast in oven at 350 for about 20-30 minutes (or until soft), and chop. Finely chop about 1-2 tablespoons of cilantro (depending on taste). Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.

7 comments:

Gale said...

I love Hummus...I found some at Sams and started snacking on cucumbers in hummus between meals and I actually felt healthier. This could save me lots of money. Pinned it!

Gale said...

I love Hummus...I found some at Sams and started snacking on cucumbers in hummus between meals and I actually felt healthier. This could save me lots of money. Pinned it!

Sessy@NTSST said...

WoW!!! Love humus....trying this! :):):)
XO,
Stephanie
www.neverthesamespicetwice.com

Chloe Moon said...

I just love hummus but I've never tried to make it!! I have a trader joe's by me so maybe they have the tahini sauce!! =)

Ergo - Blog

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Yum, this looks delicious! xo

Erica Hartmann said...

This looks so good!! Hummus is a favorite food, for sure :)

Erica of
sweet-endeavors.blogspot.com

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Yuuuuuummy!!!!!

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