Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #hummus recipe that's healthy, low calorie, #vegan & #glutenfree. Great #appetizer for #tailgating parties, too.

Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus

October 25, 2012Teresa

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.

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Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is a healthy and delicious treat you will really enjoy.

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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.

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This hummus is a fantastic treat for tailgating parties.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. The pink stuff in the mason jar is pink Himalayan sea salt.

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Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans. Place on a plate and mash with a fork.

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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.

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Add avocado or olive oil.

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Blend again until well blended.

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Place hummus mixture in a serving bowl. Chop parsley. Add parsley to the hummus and stir in.

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Coriander and cumin spice up this hummus recipe delightfully.

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Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is such a wonderful and tasty dip for fresh vegetables. You can also serve it with pita dippers or crackers.

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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)

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Lovely homemade hummus recipe that's not only tasty but quick and easy to make as well. This one is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #hummus recipe that's healthy, low calorie, #vegan & #glutenfree. Great #appetizer for #tailgating parties, too.
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #hummus recipe that's healthy, low calorie, #vegan & #glutenfree. Great #appetizer for #tailgating parties, too.
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain garbanzo beans.
  2. Mash the beans on a plate with a fork.
  3. Put beans in a food processor or blender and add garlic, tahini, water, lemon juice, tamari soy sauce, cumin, coriander and a pinch of cayenne (you may add more later to increase the heat), and process until creamy and smooth.
  4. Add avocado oil.
  5. Puree again for about 15-30 seconds.
  6. If necessary, add a little water to allow the mixture to puree a little easier.
  7. Transfer to a bowl and stir in parsley.
  8. Serve with your favorite raw vegetables.
  9. Makes about 2 cups hummus.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Whole Foods Market.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus[/b]
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/simply-delicious-homemade-hummus” target=”_blank” title=”simply delicious homemade hummus”]Whole Foods Market[/url]
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Lovely homemade hummus recipe that’s not only tasty but quick and easy to make as well. This one is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain garbanzo beans.
  2. Mash the beans on a plate with a fork.
  3. 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.
  4. Add avocado oil.
  5. Puree again for about 15-30 seconds.
  6. If necessary, add a little water to allow the mixture to puree a little easier.
  7. Transfer to a bowl and stir in parsley.
  8. Serve with your favorite raw vegetables.
  9. Makes about 2 cups hummus.
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Serving a batch of Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is an excellent way to get your kids to eat their veggies!

Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #hummus recipe that's healthy, low calorie, #vegan & #glutenfree. Great #appetizer for #tailgating parties, too.

Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus is a delightful appetizer that’s great for any party or potluck.

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Lovely homemade hummus recipe that's not only tasty but quick and easy to make as well. This one is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #hummus recipe that's healthy, low calorie, #vegan & #glutenfree. Great #appetizer for #tailgating parties, too.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #hummus recipe that's healthy, low calorie, #vegan & #glutenfree. Great #appetizer for #tailgating parties, too.
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain garbanzo beans.
  2. Mash the beans on a plate with a fork.
  3. Put beans in a food processor or blender and add garlic, tahini, water, lemon juice, tamari soy sauce, cumin, coriander and a pinch of cayenne (you may add more later to increase the heat), and process until creamy and smooth.
  4. Add avocado oil.
  5. Puree again for about 15-30 seconds.
  6. If necessary, add a little water to allow the mixture to puree a little easier.
  7. Transfer to a bowl and stir in parsley.
  8. Serve with your favorite raw vegetables.
  9. Makes about 2 cups hummus.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Whole Foods Market.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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  • Correna

    February 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I want to make this, but I dont have and dont know what tamari is, is there something I could substitute for it?

    1. Teresa

      February 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      It’s a gluten free, low sodium soy sauce. You can use other soy sauces but they will probably make the taste a little stronger. If you’re concerned about salt you may want to see about this low sodium stuff. You should be able to find it at most grocery stores, but surely at places like Wholefood Markets and healthy organic grocery stores.

      1. Correna

        February 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm

        Thank you, I have a recipe for homemade vegetarian soy sauce and maybe I will try that. I will start out with less and add if needed. thanks so much for your quick response

        1. Teresa

          February 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

          No worries.

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  • petit4chocolatier

    October 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I love everything about your homemade hummus!

    1. Teresa

      October 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      It really is so good. And it’s a way that I will eat lots and lots of veggies, otherwise I won’t eat them unless they’re in salad. But I’m trying to stay away from dressings with either sugar or dairy so this is a good option for me.

  • Kristen Bagley

    October 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Let me know how the pumpkin goes. I look forward to trying your recipe. My recipe does not call for tamari and sometimes I roast the garlic and it adds a great flavor.

    1. Teresa

      October 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      Oh, yeah, I want to try that. I’ve gorged on this hummus recipe the past couple of days. I have enough left for a snack tomorrow so I will probably make the batch with pumpkin tomorrow. If it calls for garlic I’ll try roasting it and see how it turns out. Thanks for the tip.

  • Tamara Leigh: The Kitchen Novelist

    October 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Hummus–yum! I only wish my guys wouldn’t wrinkle their noses at it. But more for me!

    1. Teresa

      October 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      It was great. I’m going to try pumpkin hummus later this week. Yum, yum!

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