In the beginning, we would take a long drive to Whole Foods in Paramus, NJ and spend the day endlessly strolling the aisles. Hummus happened to always catch my eye. Tasty and easy yet filled with soybean oil (a potential GMO ingredient if not organic). Homemade became a must try. Off to the kitchen I went and discovered it was super easy (with the help of food processor, of course). Then, something magical happened. Our nine and seven year olds (at the time) tried and loved it! It still amazes us today. The kids’ weekly requests, “hummus platter please” and “a hummus wrap mom.” I make the whole box providing three pounds. Kids take for lunch or eat as an after school snack – we do the same. Use it to your advantage…however that will be.
Note: This recipe works best using a food processor. No food processor? Use a hand mixer or hand mash as you would potatoes.
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Radical Homemaker Quick Tip
Hummus is versatile, easy to make and full of nutrition. Add finely chopped Mediterranean Organic Red & Yellow Peppers or Sundried Tomatoes. Try adding some BK salsa or Food for Thought hot sauce…Mmmm! Serve with Mary’s Gone Crackers, organic veggies or in a brown rice wrap with fresh organic greens.
If you happen to purchase any of our nut butters, the jars work great for storing hummus or leftovers.
1 box Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas)
Water to cover beans by three inches
1½ tablespoons Eden French Celtic Sea Salt
1 tablespoon Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda
2-8 cloves organic garlic (real garlic lovers go for 8 cloves)
¼ cup Once Again Tahini
2-4 tablespoons Stolor Organic Sunflower Oil
2-3 tablespoons Lakewood Pure Lemon Juice
1. Add beans and water in a medium-large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Once at rolling boil, add 1 tablespoon salt and baking soda. Cover and leave on the same warm burner (heat off). Let soak for 90 minutes.
3. Strain beans and rinse. Cover beans with fresh water by three inches. Bring to a boil over high heat.
4. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes; stir occasionally.
5. Strain beans and put to the side. Allow to cool.
6. Add garlic to the food processor and pulse until chopped into fine pieces.
7. Add beans to chopped garlic. Mix until beans become a mushy mess. Stop food processor occasionally to scrape sides.
8. Once beans are turned to mush add tahini; mix until combined.
9. While food processor is running slowly add oil and lemon juice.
10. Add remaining salt; mix. If hummus is thick; slowly add hot water while food processor is running.
11. Give it a taste. Add more salt if desired. Add a little garlic and onion powder; a little paprika to add some color and taste.
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