Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Hummus

| September 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Hummus is pure protein, pure deliciousness, and well worth the steep price tag on the jar of organic tahini in my shopping list. It’s also worth getting or borrowing a food processor (again, one of those things you can find at a thrift store like we did), though you can make this in a blender too.

1/2 cup organic tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves (or more) garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
Juice of a lemon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or more if you like
2 cups drained cooked (or canned) organic chickpeas (reserve a little bean cooking liquid if you remember)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
Parsley if you have it

Put the first five ingredients in the food processor and process it ’til smooth. Add a little bean cooking liquid if it just won’t grab.  You may have to scrape down the sides a couple of times.

Add the chickpeas and cumin and process it all to a smooth puree.

Taste it. If you think you might like more salt, cumin, lemon, garlic, tahini…..add it in and whirl ’til smooth. I didn’t buy parsley, but if you happen to have some in a pot, a spinkling of minced parsley is a good garnish.

We pack it into cup-sized containers for to-go lunches and quick snacks.  We dip veggies into it with great vigor, smear it on home made bread, and especially stuff it inside pita with lettuce, olives, onions, and other shredded veggies for a quick and awesome lunch.



Category: Cooking, Food, Food Stamp Challenge Recipes, Money Saving, Recipes, Whole Foods Challenge

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  1. Sandra Leal says:

    thanks for the hummus recipe- trying it tonight!

    • greenhedonist says:

      Cool! I’ve become kind of a hummus addict….I vary the lemon and garlic depending on what I’m in the mood for. And sometimes a little extra tahini or cumin…. Amazing that something so cheap can be so yummy. Now if only I could figure out how to make my own tahini….

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