Easy-peasy Hummus Recipe and Recipe Link Party

Well, since it is fresh veggies season, I thought I should probably share my favorite veggie dip recipe.  I don’t know what planet I lived on before college, but I wasn’t introduced to Hummus until my junior year.  (which is funny cuz my mom loves hummus… but I guess as a kid if it didn’t say Hidden Valley, I wouldn’t eat it…so it must have been my own fault)
Anywho, a friend, Nate who showed off his client’s kitchen remodel here, brought home some hummus and pitas from Trader Joes… (which is finally coming to Dallas/ Fort worth or so I have heard, YEA!) and it was love at first bite.  I tell you!   But since I haven’t ever lived near a Trader Joes, I had to find my own recipe.  And I love this one, try it is a healthy and delicious alternative to heavy dressings.
(image source and where I originally found this recipe a few years ago!)
Easy to Make Hummus Recipe
Makes about 3 cups

4 garlic cloves, minced and then mashed
2 15-oz cans of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
2/3 cup of tahini (roasted, not raw)
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Pine nuts (toasted) and parsley (chopped) for garnish (optional)

You can make this whole thing in your food processor.  Just, combine the mashed garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, 1/2 cup water, and olive oil and process until smooth. Add salt, starting with a half a teaspoon, to taste.  (make sure it is nice and smooth, don’t take it out too soon or it is not quite as good, in my opinion… and yes I have made that mistake before.)  This freezes well.

Spoon into serving dish and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and chopped parsley.   Serve with crackers, raw dip vegetables such as carrots or celery, or with pita bread.

Other great recipe links for summer veggies:

And just for fun we took a picture of Lydia with a zucchini, like the one we have of Etta from 2 years ago.
(and people say they look alike… ha, ha – What do you think?)




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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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