Amazing Hummus Recipe with 7 Simple Ingredients

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The past few weeks I’ve been working on a few exciting projects that I’m almost ready to share with you!  Stay tuned over the next few weeks because it all seems to be coming at once.

Today Bernadette will introduce herself and share a recipe for something I have seemed to fail at making over and over.  I’m looking forward to trying her recipe and enjoying some amazing homemade goodness!

Hi! I’m Bernadette, and I blog about my life as a wife, mother, teacher, Christ-follower, cook and projector at my blog, Barefoot Hippie Girl.  I truly enjoy cooking. It is a way for me to unwind and show love. (Is food one of the 5 Love Languages?) I have a couple of cooking rules.

  1. Lots of “bang for buck.” Meaning that I like a recipe that is ascetically pleasing-colorful and beautiful-but that didn’t take hours for me to get it looking good. Which leads to…
  2. Quick and easy. Probably 90% of my recipes take less than an hour of hands on time. Probably 75% of them take less than 30 minutes. I just don’t see the point in spending way more time cooking something than time it will take to consume it. If it has over 10 steps, rest assured, I will probably never make it.
  3. Try a new recipe every grocery shopping cycle. This brings variety, keeps us on our adventurous and bare toes, and allows room for the old stand-bys too.

The Barefoot Hippie family likes various and sundry ethnic cuisines. Our favorites are Italian (that’s a given), Mexican, and Mediterranean. We also like Chinese-but I don’t cook it. I just don’t.

Hummus is a healthy and delicious Mediterranean staple. It is a dip that has gained popularity here in the States as a sandwich spread. The best hummus is made from dried garbanzo beans. I personally use canned. The unusual ingredient is the tahini paste. You can find it in your ethnic foods aisle at most grocery stores, or at a health food store. The end product is a thick dip rather than a clumpy paste. The Hippie family enjoys eating it on pita bread, pita chips, with a spoon, or a finger and as a dip for vegetables. I make a batch almost every other week.

Barefoot Hippie Girl Hummus

2 15 ounce cans garbanzo beans (reserve liquid from one can)

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup tahini paste

1/4 cup lemon juice

3 garlic clove, minced

1t cumin

2t salt

In a blender or food processor, combine all, and half the reserved liquid. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid as necessary for the thick dip consistency.

What do you eat hummus with?

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  1. i was just looking for a hummus recipe! i’ll have to try this–looks yummy!

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