Homemade Hummus

Hummus

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I have posted.  We have had a whirlwind of sorts the past few weeks.  Just to give you a bit of background where housing is concerned….my husband gets bored very easily.  When we were newly married we decided to take on the renovation of a small mill house.  That one little project turned into a passion the both of us possess, and we have flipped many a house over the past 19 years.  We have done everything from sanding hardwood floors to stripping wallpaper to installing an entire 2nd floor in a house.  All the while with big smiles on our faces.  Needless to say, we haven’t lived in one spot very long.  We stay the required 2 years so that we will miss the capital gains taxation and then move on.  The house that we sold last week was no exception.  We built it 2 years ago almost to the day and the last 2 weeks have been spent packing it up and saying “goodbye”.  Our new house (the 4th on this particular street) won’t be ready for several months.  So, we are spending quality time with family and friends, taking trips and making memories this summer to pass the time.  I plan to share our journey with you in discussing healthy travel snacks, exploring new restaurants and local sights in the cities we visit.  Please stay in touch with the blog and Facebook over the next few months.

Back to today….This recipe is one of my most requested.  I have been making homemade hummus for quite a while now and finally got it perfected.  I usually make a batch once a week and my family generally eats it in some capacity on a daily basis.  It is a great snack dip for carrots and celery or as a spread on a sandwich.  Try it however you think would work.  I hope you enjoy this quick, easy and nutritious recipe.

 

Homemade Hummus

2 15 oz organic canned chickpeas – drained and rinsed

2 TBSP tahini paste

1 large clove fresh garlic

2 tsp ground cumin

1 1/2-2 tsp celtic sea salt – salt to taste preference

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 TBSP water

In a blender add the ingredients in the order listed.  Blend until creamy.  Feel free to add additional water or oil to get the desired consistency.  You should have a creamy texture.