Friday, July 23, 2010

Garlic Dip ('s really hummus)

So I'll admit to getting a kick out of lying to my kids.  Well, when it comes to food and getting something in them that they normally wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole that is.  Especially with my daughter.  I swear that girl can tell when I use whole wheat flour vs. white.  Her "I don't like its" are outweighing her "likes" lately.  Sigh...

Anyway, I know this is not a fancy hummus recipe.  It's just your run of the mill, basic hummus.  BUT, I added some extra garlic, called it a dip, grabbed some crackers and let the kids have at it.  They both loved it!  haha - score one for mom!

Garlicy Hummus "Dip"

2 cans garbanzo beans, drained
juice of one lemon
4 tbsp tahini
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
ground pepper to taste

Place beans in blender and puree.  Add lemon juice, garlic, tahini and salt.  Blend until smooth.   Transfer to a serving bowl and top with olive oil and ground pepper.  That's it.  So easy that I cannot believe I didn't do this before.  I was actually BUYING hummus!  At the STORE!  Gasp!  Sorry Trader Joe's, one less item in my cart from here on out (although I really love their 3 layer hummus so I'll have to make it an occasional purchase).

The kids were having so much fun that they decided to do a little impromptu photoshoot for Kashi 7 grain crackers - we LOVE them!

What have you been purchasing at the store that you realized was super easy to make at home?


  1. Hi Betty Ray! Your hummus (em, garlic dip) looks great. I have been making my own pita chips lately - easy and good for you. Thanks for becoming a follower. Your kids are cute.

  2. LOL... I just made that this weekend. Love hummus!!! I bought some whole wheat flat bread I found... yummy! Glad your kids loved it... my son isn't a fan of garlic... so he wouldn't touch it. oh well...

  3. Hi Laura & Penny! I have done the pita chips just recently as well and they really are delicious.

  4. I loooove hummus. My mister had a chick pea phase when he saw Gillian McKeith from "What Not To Eat" make Chick Pea burgers and all of a sudden he's trying to use them in everything :) And ya can't go wrong with garlic!

  5. call it what ever you want just call it delicious and be happy the kids love it!! my girls love hummus.....I use lemon pepper instead of lemon juice it gives it a little more zing!

  6. I love how happy they are eating it! LOL The dip looks incredible.. I love hummus.. I mean dip!!

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  8. Thanks everyone. It was really yummy and now it is really gone. I'll have to make more tomorrow! Maybe I'll do the lemon pepper this time.

    Off to google Gillian McKeith. :)