Friday, August 26, 2011


Did you notice that on my last salad I had a teeny tiny dollop of humus?

Trust me, it was small.  And there's only one reason I'd use a microscopic amount of humus...

I ran out!


So first thing in the morning I made up a new batch.    Now, let me be clear, we cannot go without humus.  I eat it with veggies, on salads, by the finger spoonful (I'm an adult and would never just swipe my finger through the humus or nutbutter for a quick pick-me-up)

I prefer making it over buying it for a couple reasons.  First, I don't have the $$ to spend on a new container 2+ times a week.  Second, I don't like a lot of garlic and nearly every pre-made humus is bursting with it.  Third, it's simple to make at home which means I know exactly what's in it - no mystery ingredients. :)

My favorite humus is with sundried tomatoes but I basically just use what I have on hand...


Basic Ingredients:
1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans - drained & rinsed
1 spoonful of Tahini Sauce
Juice from 1/2+ lime
Approx 1/4-1/2 C EVOO (more or less to consistency)

Favorite Bonus Ingredients:
Handful of Spinach
Approx 6 Sundried tomatoes
Handful fresh Basil (from my garden!)

Put it all in a food processor and puree.
Keep pureeing until it's smooth.
It may take a couple of tries to perfect your ingredient qtys.  That's one of the best parts about making your own...Make it the way YOU like it.  If you like a garlic flavor then by all means, throw some minced garlic in there. :)
Put it into a container and into the fridge.  It's VERY hard not to eat it when your done pureeing but I promise it's better when it's cold. 

If you're serving it to company then put it in a nice bowl and top with a little EVOO and paprika.  Fortunately, I don't need to fancy things up for my family (those lucky dogs!). 

Spinach Humus

Sundried Tomato Humus

Sundried Tomato & Spinach Humus


  1. I love hummus and I never knew it was that easy to make. Thanks Emily!

  2. I substitute yogurt for oil in mine. It makes it very creamy and good

    also since you said you wanted to tackle artichoke, you should try spinach and artichoke hummus..AMAZING!

  3. I'm going to have to try the yogurt idea! :)