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All-Real Hummus



Out of all the things you should try to make at home instead of buying at the store, this one is up there on the list because guys, it doesn’t get much easier than hummus. The blender does all the work, you just have to throw the right ingredients in! I’m a huge fan of hummus because it is ridiculously easy to make, super healthy and versatile.


If you tell me you don’t like hummus, I don’t believe you, because there are so many variations of hummus you can make with very different tastes. The possibilities are endless. Not only are there so many variations of how to make it, but so many variations of what to eat it with. You can use it as dip with pita bread, tortilla chips or veggies, as a topping in salad bowls or as a spread in sandwiches.


Did I mention how simple it is to make? Making hummus is the one job that Daniel actually gives me sometimes in the kitchen when we host parties. As soon as that’s done though, the kitchen becomes his land and I make myself busy elsewhere. Part of the problem is that our kitchen is quite small so it’s tough to have two people move around… or at least that’s what I like to tell myself is the main reason for him shooing me away. Realistically though it’s probably because he can do everything much faster than when I am helping and we’re always on a time-crunch when we are hosting guests. So me cooking is reserved for evenings when we’re not in a rush, and when I say me cooking, I mean with Daniel’s supervision most of the time. I’m learning along with you all - so when I say something is simple, it’s true, if I can do it so can you!


Try the 3 variations of hummus below, they’ll be a guaranteed hit! Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Add a little bit of water if the hummus is too thick. Enjoy!


Original Hummus:

  • 1 can of chickpeas

  • 2-3 garlic cloves

  • 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon tahini

  • Salt to taste

  • ½ lime juiced

Spicy Hummus:

  • 1 can of chickpeas

  • 2-3 garlic cloves

  • 3-4 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon tahini

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Fresh red Thai chilli to taste depending on how much spice you can handle

  • Salt to taste

  • ½ lime juiced

Red Beets Hummus:

  • 1 can of chickpeas

  • 2-3 garlic cloves

  • 3-4 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon tahini

  • ¼ cup pickled beets

  • Salt to taste