Jan 22, 2013

Deliciously Smooth Hummus & Tuesday Threads

Hi darlins'! It's great to see ya here!

One of my favorite things in the world to eat is hummus, and since I was gifted a food processor for Christmas a couple years back I've made more batches than I can count! During that time, I've tweaked the original recipe my mummy (a.k.a. the wonder chef) bestowed upon me and also taken some great tips from fellow hummus lovers (e.g., Smitten Kitchen).

Since I've had several friends ask me for the recipe, I thought it would be easiest just to share here, enjoy!

Deliciously Smooth Hummus

1 can of chick peas (drain and reserve liquid to add back in later)
1/4 c. tahini
3 Tbsp. EVOO
1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp. minced garlic (I usually add a couple more tsps than this...I love garlic)
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Drain chick peas, and reserve liquid to add back in later. Peel the chickpeas (Please don't hate me. I know it sounds crazy, but trust me it's worth it!) by placing each chick pea in between your thumb and 1st and 2nd fingers and squeezing gently.

for reference, it took me about 3 TV scenes of Mean Girls to peel the entire can...
Add peeled chick peas, tahini, EVOO, lemon juice, garlic and spices to food processor. While processing, slowly add back a small amount of the chick pea liquid (not too much now!) until you reach your desired consistency. Add garnish (I just used minced garlic in the picture below) and let set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

You can either stop there and have a wonderfully simplistic garlic hummus, or get a little crazy and add your favorite flavors to the mix. I'm always switching up the recipe, and lately, I've been adding a little pesto to my batches.

Goal Update:

100 miles by Valentines day (#100byVDay): Ooooh Ooh we're halfway there (almost)! 49.8 miles ran so far at an average pace of 9:36, woot-woot!

Daily routine improvements: I've started adding leg lifts to my daily fitness routine... and I'm probably having way too much fun with them. The other night I rammed my heel into the bathroom door handle while brushing my teeth! Other than my novice multitasking hiccups, improving my daily fitness habits with planks, crunches, wall sits and leg lifts has been going swimmingly :)

Stepmill: I increased my time/distance on the stepmill last week, but there's definitely room for improvement.

Trying New Group Exercise Classes: I loved my first Mat Pilates group class, and I can't wait to try again!

Tuesday Threads:

Just for fun, how wonderful is this sports bra from H&M?? If it had thinner straps I would have bought it 30 seconds ago. Seriously.

try not to be distracted by the model's awkward facial expression... although my internal monologue is having fun with a caption contest...

Have a Happy Tuesday y'all! Best of luck with all your wellness goals for this week! You got this!!

Today's question: Since we're talking hummus, do y'all have any favorite flavor combos or tips to share??


  1. Try spinach and artichokes in the hummus. You'll thank me later! ~Bridget

  2. Oh, I definitely need to try that! Thanks Sis!!