Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus
Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is one of those mouthwatering recipes you just can’t get enough of! Even though this recipe has all the regular ingredients of most hummus recipes, it also adds coriander and cumin which spice it up quite nicely, if I do say so myself.
I’ve been scouring the Internet for good vegan recipes lately as I’m trying to find alternatives for dairy. I’ve found several good soups that I will begin posting this week, but I also found this fabulous recipe.
I love fruits and vegetables, but I prefer vegetables either cooked (unfortunately you lose some of the nutrients this way), or on salads with salad dressing. Yes, I’m one of those who prefer a little salad with their salad dressing!
I’m not a Ranch Dip fan who enjoys dipping veggies in that, nor have I ever been one to munch on veggies plain. Not until now! I’ve been looking for healthy non-dairy options that would help me eat raw veggies in ways other than in salads and without all the fattening dressings. (Why is it that I like all the dressings that are 200+ calories per 2 tablespoons???)
I found this recipe from Whole Foods Market and it is just delightful. I’ve never made hummus before, but this is relatively easy. I didn’t know that Tamari was gluten free soy sauce until I purchased this the other day. I did not know what Tahini was (sesame paste) either. I’ve made a few adaptations. The original recipe did not call for any salt, but I felt it needed some. I increased the garlic and actually used slightly more on the spices than called for.
If you’ve never been to the Whole Foods Market website I invite you to check them out sometime. They have great healthy recipes using real whole foods not the junk filled with MSG and fillers from the grocery store. If you are looking for healthy options, including vegan and gluten free recipes, they have some fabulous looking stuff.
This concoction is great – even for those of us who aren’t regular consumers of hummus. If you’re looking for a healthy, low calorie, gluten & dairy free way to spice up your vegetables (so you’ll actually eat more), this is a great alternative.
I could eat this stuff for breakfast, lunch and dinner! And, in fact, I did eat this for breakfast this morning! It’s a great snack during the day and a wonderful way to get in more servings of vegetables which help digestion, immune system function, and a host of other things.
I found a recipe for Pumpkin Hummus in the Dallas Morning News yesterday which I plan on making in a few days. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
When I initially posted this recipe in October 2012, I was still using an iPhone 3 for a camera so my pictures were not as crisp and clear as I would have liked. I’ve been remaking all those first-year blog recipes to get better pictures. Recently (July 2016)
I remade this recipe for a couple of different lunches I had back-to-back with some friends. I served it with lots of fresh veggie dippers and a Curried Apple and Acorn Squash Soup. Both were absolutely delicious and well received by my lunch companions. Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is a great lunch or snack idea. It’s also great for tailgating parties. I think once you make it, you’ll agree.
Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is a healthy and delicious treat you will really enjoy.
Serve Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus with the vegetables of your choice: cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, bell or miniature bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, beets, grape tomatoes, avocados, radishes, or pita chips for a healthy, low calorie snack or appetizer.
This hummus is a fantastic treat for tailgating parties.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. The pink stuff in the mason jar is pink Himalayan sea salt.
Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans. Place on a plate and mash with a fork.
Place garbanzo beans in a blender or food processor. Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini, tamari, water and seasonings. Blend until smooth. If necessary, add additional water if your processor is sluggish.
Add avocado or olive oil.
Blend again until well blended.
Place hummus mixture in a serving bowl. Chop parsley. Add parsley to the hummus and stir in.
Coriander and cumin spice up this hummus recipe delightfully.
Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is such a wonderful and tasty dip for fresh vegetables. You can also serve it with pita dippers or crackers.
If you’re looking for a low calorie, healthy, vegan and gluten free snack this hummus recipe will do it!
Here’s the recipe.
SIMPLY DELICIOUS HOMEMADE HUMMUS
(Recipe adapted from Whole Foods Market.com)
- 6 small cloves garlic
- 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium [url href=”http://san-j.com/products/organic-tamari-gluten-free-soy-sauce” target=”_blank”]tamari[/url] gluten free soy sauce
- 1/2 – ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ – ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- several dashes Cayenne pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1 tbsp. avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- Rinse and drain garbanzo beans.
- Mash the beans on a plate with a fork.
- Put beans in a food processor or blender and add garlic, tahini, water, lemon juice, [url href=”http://san-j.com/products/organic-tamari-gluten-free-soy-sauce” target=”_blank”]tamari[/url], cumin, coriander and a pinch of cayenne (you may add more later to increase the heat), and process until creamy and smooth.
- Add avocado oil.
- Puree again for about 15-30 seconds.
- If necessary, add a little water to allow the mixture to puree a little easier.
- Transfer to a bowl and stir in parsley.
- Serve with your favorite raw vegetables.
- Makes about 2 cups hummus.
Serving a batch of Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is an excellent way to get your kids to eat their veggies!
Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is a delightful appetizer that’s great for any party or potluck.
Start licking your chops!