Homemade Hummus

I hated hummus when I first tried it. I’m not exactly sure when or how it happened but now I adore it! Tim and I both eat alot of hummus. The problem is that hummus can be pretty expensive, especially when you eat it like we do. There are only a few ingredients necessary to make your own hummus and its really easy and inexpensive to make at home.

Last night before bed I made a big batch. Its a Weight Watchers recipe that I adapted for the ingredients I had on hand.

In a food processor combine:

  • 2 cans of Garbanzo Beans
  • 5 cloves of garlic (I like alot of garlic!)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini (I used peanut butter, couldn’t find my Tahini)
  • 6 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 cumin
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt

Blend all ingredients for about 2 minutes or until really smooth. It makes 14 servings! (1/4 cup each). I wish I had some roasted red peppers to put in it, but I didn’t. Next time I will try that for sure though!


In other news, I got my Amazing Grass in the mail today! Yay! I love getting treats in the mail. Its so exciting! I wasn’t expecting it to come so quickly, but they shipped it Priority Mail at no extra cost. One thing I already like about Amazing Grass is that their shipping prices are included in the product price, so you don’t pay anything extra for shipping when you order online.

We ordered 4 sample packs to try because we couldn’t decide on which one to get.


I’ll let you know my verdict after I try them. I did make Lincoln a smoothie with the Kidz SuperFood in it and he sucked it down!

Do you like hummus? What do you eat it on? What’s your favorite flavor? Have you ever made it from scratch?



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4 responses to “Homemade Hummus

  1. MackAttack

    Oh that hummus looks tasty! Hummus and pita is the best seconded by hummus and carrots. I've never made it from scratch though! Enjoy the Amazing Grass!

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)

    I LOVE hummus, I could (and have) eaten it by the spoonful!! Glad you like it now. My favorite way to eat it is in a sandwich with other veggies! Eggplant hummus is definitely my favorite considering eggplant is one of my favorite foods in the whole world!

  3. Jolene - EverydayFoodie

    I ordered a sample pack too!! They are great!!

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