Sunday, December 13, 2015


Hummus is one of our favorite snacks for Sunday afternoon football watching. And, unlike a lot of other snack foods, it is surprisingly nutritious.

I make my hummus in my food processor. I don't think I could make it without. How did they do it in the old days? Probably a mortar and pestle, grinding by hand. I'll take my thirty-year-old Kitchen Aid over that any day.

Some notes: you do not have to mince the garlic by hand. I throw the whole peeled cloves into the food processor by themselves and whirl for a few seconds. Nicely minced.

You really can't go wrong adjusting the ingredients to taste. Play with the amounts until you get the flavor you like.

I never measure my olive oil. It is the last thing I add, through the pour spout with the food processor on. I just drizzle slowly right out of the bottle until the hummus has a consistency and flavor I like. Sometimes that means stopping and testing, and adding more.

You can serve with traditional pita. I have not mastered pita, though it is on my list. I usually serve with with tortilla chips or veggies.

Is this Real Food? I try to use organic ingredients when I can. We are all at a different place in our journey. Today's batch of hummus was totally organic. I've linked to specific products (affiliate link) where I could. The garlic was organically grown on a friend's farm.

How much does this cost? Using prices I paid locally and online, one batch cost about $8.50.


Recipe By: Philothea @ Domestic Distractions
Serving Size: 8


45 ounces garbanzo beans, drained
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup olive oil, or more if needed


Mix In a food processor, mince garlic. Add lemon juice, salt and tahini and process until combined. Add garbanzo beans through the chute, about one can at a time. Drizzle in olive oil until dip is desired consistency.

Linking up with:

Menu Plan Monday
Full Plate Thursday

1 comment:

  1. I love Hummus, this looks so good! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. I sure appreciate you!
    Miz Helen


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