Sunday, January 17, 2010

Spicing up Sunday with homemade hummus

We had a big, late breakfast this morning, and I planned on making a hearty dinner later, but wanted a quick, healthy snack to keep the energy up in the middle of the day.

So, while at the grocery store this afternoon I picked up some garbanzo beans and decided to take a crack at making hummus. I would have added tahini, but apparently my local Safeway doesn’t carry the sesame seed paste used in a lot of hummus recipes.

Nonetheless, the dip turned out pretty well and has a fresh flavor, thanks to lemon juice, and a little something extra from the smoked paprika, my newly discovered favorite spice.

Smoky Hummus
1 14-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
Juice from one large lemon
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 clove garlic

Throw all ingredients in food processor or blender, and mix until ingredients form a paste. Serve with pita chips and vegetables.


  1. Job well done, sounds delicious and it looks great...
    I will swing by one day and bring you some Tahini :-)

  2. mmm sounds good. and fresher than the processed stuff @ the store. i'll have to try my hand at this one!