Homemade Hummus

Having homemade healthy snacks on hand is easy to do, and will help keep you focused on your health goals. We love this heart healthy hummus, smooth and garlicky. For a variation on flavour, stir in some olive tapenade. Serve with Kale Chips or Brown Rice crackers or veggies!

  • 1 (19 ounce/540 ml) can of organic chickpeas, drained (reserve the liquid) and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) tahini (sesame seed butter)
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2ml) sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) freshly ground pepper
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil, we recommend Laconian Legacy, (we love the rich lemony flavour)
  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper. Pulse until combined
  2. With the processor running, slowly add the olive oil through the feed tube, continually pulsing until the mixture is smooth. If after a couple of minute the hummus is still chunky, add some of the reserved chickpea liquid and process until smooth.
  3. If serving right away, garnish with paprika and fresh parsley

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