Sunday, February 6, 2011


What's there not to love about hummus? 
It's easy to make, a healthy alternative to traditional dip, and it's so yummy.
 My cousin, Purple, made a delicious batch of hummus this summer. She used lots of fresh parsley... so now I always make mine with lots of parsley.

What you need:
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste, don't substitute with peanut butter... trust me)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika (I love the smell of paprika!)
What you do:

1. Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, parsley, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor.

2. Drizzle in the olive oil as you blend the mixture. Blend until smooth. 

3. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with paprika and serve with pita chips. 


    1. My family hates garbanzos. So sad. I'm going to try roasted garbanzos later today, although I know I'll be the only one eating them.

    2. Put in lots of garlic and they won't know they are eating garbanzos.

    3. Where do I find tahini? I looked at Safeway with spices and with the "Whole foods" any more suggestions?

    4. At Safeway the tahini will be with the ethnic foods and at Whole Foods I think it will be with the peanut butter.