Hummus, A Food Group.


Hello there.

We finally picked up a few groceries and what is the first thing I do?

Make homemade hummus!

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As you may know, hummus is a food group for me. Other foods are just ways to get more hummus into my belly.

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I present to you the Hummus Crackwich.

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I felt bad for all those baby chicks I was eating…

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Hardy-har-har. Lame joke, I know.

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It has been wayyyyy too long since I made hummus. After tasting this, I wanted to kick myself for getting out of the habit.

Sweet + Sour Homemade Hummus


  • 1 large can (540 ml/2 cups) organic chickpeas
  • Approx 1 tsp Apple Cider vinegar (regular vinegar also works)
  • 1-1.5 tsp Mr. Spice Sweet and Sour Sauce (the secret ingredient revealed!)
  • 1.5 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or chopped fine
  • Pinch of sea salt (to taste)
  • A bit of water to thin out, if you think it is necessary


Directions: Drain and rinse chickpeas. Add all ingredients into the food processor and process until smooth scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add a bit of water if you want to thin it out more.

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[I spy Eric in the background!]

I love Mr. Spice. The products are salt free, but they taste incredible! I don’t know how he does it. :happy: I think I picked up this bottle in the organic/natural food section in Loblaws.

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The hummus was deelish! You could make this recipe without the S+S sauce or perhaps put another kind of sauce into the mix! I was wondering what a BBQ hummus might taste like? Perhaps using roasted chickpeas? Might be worth trying next time…

Did you know there is such a thing as DESSERT hummus!? I must try to make this. What flavour should I attempt? Do you think it would taste good?

New food creations make me all warm inside. :blush:

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 20, 2010

Just have discovered a love affair with hummus. Sweet and sour sounds sooo good. I think anything pb + chocolate would be pretty amazing.


Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 20, 2010

Yumm.. can’t believe I’ve never made hummus before! I love it but my food processor is not the best thing ever.. not sure it can take it!
And chocolate mousse hummus?! Oh my my my…


Brittany May 20, 2010

Ahhh hummus. It totally does need it’s own food group!!


Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies May 20, 2010

LOVE homemade hummus – your mix of stuff sounds so good!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 20, 2010

Mmmm….sweet + sour hummus is brilliant! As are crack sammies with Mary’s + hummus! :-)


Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks May 20, 2010

Bbut . . . no tahini! Ya gotta have some tahini in there!


Sarah for Real May 20, 2010

I was wondering about that too! No tahini???

I don’t really like tahini much myself, but I always use it in hummus because I thought it was like, sacrilegious or something not to, haha.


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 20, 2010

Wow I’ve never heard of dessert hummus but would be curious! I saw a post about PB hummus today and that kind of weirds me out but I won’t knock it til I try it!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) May 20, 2010

I haven’t had hummus in so long…you know why? Because it’s so so easy to make at home that I never buy it in the store. I haven’t made it in forever though!!


cassie May 20, 2010

hummus crackwich love it :-) i have a love hate relationship with hummus, sometimes i like and others i’m not so sure, but i am always open to giving it a shot..


Tina May 20, 2010

I have never heard of dessert hummus. I probably would like it though. Hummus + dessert. Nothing wrong with that. Yours sounds excellent.


Chloe (Naturally Frugal) May 20, 2010

I love hummus but never seem to re-create my favorite store bought varieties at home. Maybe I need to use fresh chick peas?
It’s definitely a food group all on its own, so versatile and yummy!
I predict a crackwich blog takeover in the near future….


Ashley May 20, 2010

Oh my dear. Yes, homemade hummus is amazing and it’s definitely a food group. That is one of the foods that used to be on my “hate” list! Insane. Your recipe sounds really yummy. Also, I definitely have those little sorbet cups from C+B. So adorable. AND you must must must try my curry honey hummus recipe [subbing brown rice syrup would work instead of honey I'm sure]. Dessert hummus? Sounds weird, but I’ll try it! LMAO to “crackwich”


Radha May 20, 2010

Yum! A great food group! Crackwich sounds good! Thanks for the recipe.


Tay May 20, 2010

I actually just got some of the Crazy Camel dessert hummus and it’s pretty good! It really doesn’t taste like true hummus and it’s not as creamy. I think because it’s missing tahini maybe? But it’s definitely tasty!


Hayley May 20, 2010

The hummus with the spoon totally looks like ice cream. It’s as good as ice cream, too.


emptynut May 20, 2010

wow wow wow
love hummus SO much

how about an almond butter-chocolate chip hummus //



Mary @ It's Bliss May 20, 2010

Hmmm..strawberry hummus?? or ohhhh..maple hummus! I bet either would be yummy :)


Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches May 20, 2010

Dessert hummus! Why, I’ve never heard of such a thing! You must make it, and report the findings back to your faithful readers. Pleeeeeeeeease. :)


Danielle (Coffee Run) May 20, 2010

Ohh I love homemade hummus :D I made dessert hummus once! My advice: Lots of sweetner lol. It was good, but I still detected a bean-y flavor


Megan @ maintainingthathealthybalance May 20, 2010

I love hummus it seems to go with everything! I have never thought of Dessert hummus but I am sure willing to try it. Keep up the great work!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 20, 2010

oooh I would never have thought to add in the apple cider vinegar or sweet and sour sauce – but what a GREAT idea!!!!


Stephanie May 20, 2010

I’ve been looking for a good hummus recipe. I think I’ll try this tonight. Thanks!

On a completely different note, your photographs are wonderful! What type of camera/lens do you use? It’s hard photographing food and making it look appetizing, but you make it look so easy. Good job!


Emily May 20, 2010

I went to a gourmet food show and tried two amazing hummus flavours – chocolate and curry! sounds weird but sooooo good.


Gillian May 20, 2010

I love it! I always make spicy cajun hummus at home :)


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 20, 2010

I love hummus! I’m super lazy and I just buy it from the store, but yours looks incredible with its secret ingredient.


Kilee May 20, 2010

Very interesting about the dessert hummus! I would have never thought of that. Your recipe looks delish. Have a great night!


Amber K May 20, 2010

I have never heard of such a thing as a dessert hummus. Sounds interesting!

I love just a good garlic hummus.


Ilana May 20, 2010

Just in case you were wondering, this post made me race to the kitchen, tear open a new tub of hummus, and stick a Food Should Taste Good chip right into it. I much prefer the homemade kind myself. I’ve been thinking about experimenting with a dessert-y hummus and one of the ideas I’ve had is to use coconut oil in place of olive oil, but I’m still thinking about what kind of flavor profile I want to go for. What about Mexican Hot Chocolate hummus? Oooooohhhhhhhh….


Allison @ Food For Healing May 20, 2010

hummus rocks!

Dessert hummus!? thats ballin’


jenny (Green Food Diaries) May 20, 2010

sweet and sour hummus sounds downright AMAZING… i wish loblaws was closer to my house!!


Julie @savvyeats May 20, 2010

I would have never thought of Sweet and Sour hummus… so creative! I made a Cinnamon PB Hummus on my blog a few months back… but I haven’t made any hummus at all in what now feels like forever. Will need to remedy that soon!


Julie @savvyeats May 22, 2010

Scratch that, I just made one that is SO MUCH better (in both texture and taste) than my first attempt at dessert hummus… Maple Peanut Dessert Hummus! Yummmm


Jasmine @ Eat Move Write May 20, 2010

Your “lame joke” reminds me of when I was little eating at Long John Silvers. They had these breaded balls called hushpuppies (basically bread balls, deep fried). I loved them. One day, I turned to my mom and said, “Mom, these are so good, but isn’t it sad that they’re made of puppies?” he he…

Also, hummus is a food group for me, as well. Specifically red pepper hummus.


Camille May 21, 2010

Oh my gosh! Dessert hummus!? What a great idea!
Maybe Maple Syrup? Or cinnamon and dried fruit… perhaps apricot?
Good luck!


Sasha May 21, 2010


Just wondering since I’ve never made hummus myself and plan to do so soon.
Aren’t the chickpeas supposed to be cooked? At least that’s what all the recipes I googled for last week told me. Also did you intentionally leave out tahini. I thought it was one of the ‘must’ ingredients. In fact, that’s what kept me from making hummus all along – I couldn’t find tahini in stores near me until now.

Love your recipes!
Have a good day.



jessica May 21, 2010

If the chickpeas are from a can, they are already cooked.


Triathlonbabe May 21, 2010

When I discovered Hummus, I was in love for life. I eat almost daily. Yummy to my tastebuds and my tummy!!! I just had hummus w/kashi multi grain crackers for dinner with green olives….quite good and easy to carry on a road trip.

Hmmmm…dessert hummus, I’m thinking organic dark chocolate something. :)


Katie May 21, 2010

You seem to be missing the most crucial ingredient – tahini!!! It makes hummus so much richer and creamier.

I make hummus weekly. It is definitely a food group for me.


Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition May 21, 2010

How fun! Would LOVE to make my own hummus!


Little Aspects May 21, 2010

I often add a squeeze of fresh lemon to mine, as well as the tahini.
Love hummus so much! I usually cook up a huge batch of chickpeas, freeze most of them, and make small batches of hummus as needed.


Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] May 21, 2010

I think you’d like this broccoli hummus recipe:


Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete May 21, 2010

I hear you on the hummus! I just made some a couple of days ago, and it is already gone! I need to make some more!


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