Hummus, A Food Group.

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 20, 2010

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

Ingredients:

  • 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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Emmanuelle May 21, 2010 at 3:07 am

I.LOVE.HUMMUS. ’nuff said :-)

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Rachel @ Suburban Yogini May 21, 2010 at 4:16 am

Hummus is the food of life. Seriously!

I have never tried to make a sweet hummus but I do like it with orange slices. Sounds weird but it works!!!

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lindsay May 21, 2010 at 5:33 am

Dessert hummus? Now thats a fun recipe to work with. Maybe a spiced vanilla or cinammon? Are you going to make some? Ohhhh….can’t wait to see whatcha come up with. FUN and YUM!

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy May 21, 2010 at 5:55 am

I just made a black bean hummus that was awesome! I so love hummus!! I agree, it does need its own food group!

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Wei-Wei May 21, 2010 at 6:32 am

If I scrolled down without reading, I might have thought that was ice cream. Yummmm.

I’ve attempted to make hummus before, but the reaction wasn’t good, and I made too much so I ended up throwing it out. D: I hated wasting it! I like a stronger tahini flavour in my hummus, I’ve found, so I guess I’ll grind up more sesame next time. (Yeah, I ground my own tahini. No, I don’t think it was especially effective.) I’ll try again next time… :S

Wei-Wei

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Kristin (Cook, Bake and NIbble) May 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

OBVIOUSLY hummus is a food group! ;)

I love the idea of sweet & sour hummus, yum!

And YES I knew there was dessert hummus but have yet to try it!!! Though I think I need to, seeing as they are two of my favorite things!

xo
K

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Sarah May 21, 2010 at 6:44 am

Dessert hummus?!
I think peanut butter would really lend itself well to chickpeas. Ooh, I may just have to attempt a peanut butter hummus recipe myself. I’m salivating just thinking about it!

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Veggielady4life May 21, 2010 at 6:47 am

Dessert hummus? What a wonderful idea! And what flavor….

Hmm…mm…. Fluffernutter?? (Like a fluffernutter sandwich… nutella and marshmallow!!!)

Could gourmet it up… use real hazelnuts… and not sure about the marshmallows… might just have to use plain ole ones…

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 21, 2010 at 7:14 am

I find getting the consistency of hummus perfect is tough. I make some pretty great baba ghanoush though!

http://gamereviewwiki.com/bikinibirthday/2010/05/13/day-108-baba-ghanoush/

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 21, 2010 at 7:29 am

I love getting creative with making spreads. The sweet & sour hummus is a great idea! :) I’ve been thinking about trying to make an avacado hummus. There’s no way you can go wrong with that flavour combo!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 21, 2010 at 7:31 am

My favorite hummus is Trader Joe’s horseradish hummus. I can eat an entire tub in a sitting. It’s sooo good!

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[email protected] May 21, 2010 at 8:11 am

i agree hummus should be it’s own food group!

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Paige (Running Around Normal) May 21, 2010 at 8:20 am

There should definitely be an added food group for hummus! And I agree…veggies/chips/crackers are just vehicles to get the hummus in mah belly!

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Tracey May 21, 2010 at 8:21 am

I totally agree!! All other foods are just a vessel to eat my hummus! I love it so much, it is a staple in my house and I eat it on a daily basis pretty much. I have made my own, but I cheat a lot and buy it from the store because I go through it so fast. Your mixture sounds good though, I’ll have to give it a try :)

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Emily B May 21, 2010 at 8:23 am

Hummus is a food group!!!! And my favorite hummus so far is Trader Joe’s jalapeno and cilantro. Try recreating that – if it’s anything like TJ’s, you’ll fall in love!

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Lauren May 21, 2010 at 8:25 am

I feel like hummus I make at home is never that good at all, especially compared to the stuff I can get in a Greek restaurant. Maybe I just haven’t found the right recipe yet?

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 21, 2010 at 8:25 am

I agree- hummus should definitely be a food group!! I love the idea of the sweet & sour sauce mixed in-mmmm!

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Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy May 21, 2010 at 8:28 am

Okay — I have to try to make dessert hummus at some point! It makes me think of a much healthier version of “cheesecake dip”. The possibilities are endless!

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Jen May 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

I made chocolate/peanut butter dessert hummus. It was super good. My husband thought I was crazy, but once he tried it he realized I wasn’t. I definitely recommend trying it out.

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[email protected] May 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

Dessert hummus??? I don’t know about that…. :-)

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Shelly May 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

It never turns out right when I try to make it (something about the texture is always off) but I love other people’s artichoke hummus. I also like garlic hummus.
I think BBQ sauce in hummus would be really good b/c I actually like to combine 1/2 spicy bbq sauce and 1/2 hummus and eat it on wraps (it’s so good with spinach!).
I don’t really like the store bought hummus that much anymore (though my fiance eats a jar a week), but I would like to try the Sabra lemon hummus (sadly, fiance does not share my love for all things lemon so we stick to plain).

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Lauren @ Health on the Run May 21, 2010 at 9:19 am

haha I totally agree with this! My love affair with hummus goes way back, but it wasn’t until relatively recently that I actually started making my own (and of course once I did, I wondered why I ever spent all that money on store bought!)

And no, I did NOT know there was dessert hummus. I guess I never thought about making it sweet. But pumpkin pie or maple walnut hummus?? That sounds amazing :)

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Heather (Heather's Dish) May 21, 2010 at 9:26 am

sign me up for some of that dessert hummus! i’ll be blogstalking OSG til you make it :)

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Corinne (breathe and savor) May 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

oh i just dont know how i feel about dessert hummus! someone (hint hint) needs to make it! ha. sorry i wont be the guinea pig on that one ;)

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[email protected] May 21, 2010 at 10:02 am

You’re a genius. I am going to attempt BBQ hummus later today!! I’ll keep you posted ;-)

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Lizz @ Leading the Good Life May 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

A friend of mine asked me yesterday what I eat with hummus. He couldn’t think of anything besides pita chips! I told him any kind of veggies, any kind of cracker/bread, or straight off a spoon. :)

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Chez May 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

I made chocolate hummus a while back and it was amazing. Too amazing. I ate the whole batch in a day and a half!!

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Cristy @ bottegalyla.com May 21, 2010 at 11:47 am

Dessert hummus?! Hmm… I think I have a hard time with things that are normally one way being another…like your savory oats! I’m sure they are awesome, though. Dessert hummus…maybe some sort of lemon confection? I’m sure you’ll whip up something stellar!

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Gertrude May 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I actually just made chocolate hummus a couple of days ago. chickpeas, unsweetened chocolate powder, and some kind of sweetener (i used dark brown molasses sugar). i definitely like it better after it’s been chilled in the fridge. kind of reminds me of chocolate cheese cake.
TRY IT! :D it’s now my favourite kind of hummus =p

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Franziska (justalittlechocolat.com) May 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I love hummus. We used to make homemade hummus all the time when I was growing up. I have not made in years – will have to get back in the habit. mmmm – definately will have to make soon :)

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Alison May 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Hummus is DELICIOUS. Not to mention it’s a huge part of the Mediterranean Diet, and May is Mediterranean Month, so what a perfect post!

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Michal May 21, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Ohhhh my. I can have hummus for dessert? You have made my day! I’ve been wanting to try Pioneer Woman’s homemade babaganoush recipe, but…. I love hummus even more. This goes to the top of the “to make” list :-)

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Susan May 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I’ve seen apple hummus at Sobeys!! I haven’t bought it yet though because really, I just eat hummus to ingest obscene amounts of garlic. It takes a full day for my breath to get back to normal after ;)

Must keep my eyes peeled for Mr. Spice!

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Alicia May 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm

You should really try dried beans! they make such a flavor difference!

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Iris May 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Hummus is yummus! I make my own, too. :)

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Desert hummus!!!?? I would be very interested in hearing what that tastes like!!

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 24, 2010 at 6:35 pm

And by “desert” I meant “dessert.” :-)

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Marilyn December 3, 2017 at 2:36 pm

I am a hummus fiend! I love it, I make my own, but in emergencies will buy it at the market. But, I won’t buy it if it’s got any words in the ingredient list that I can’t pronounce. Regarding dessert hummus, I had never heard of it until two weeks ago. I was shopping for Thanksgiving and came across chocolate hummus! My mind went into spasms! Chocolate and hummus! What!? With bananna it’s mind blowing! I know, that’s a lot of exclamation marks! Right? Now I’m on a quest to create my own chocolate delight! I checked the Oh She Glows site, but haven’t found a recipe. That’s okay I’m adventuresome and am willing to brave the frontier of discovery.

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