Posts Tagged ‘homemade hummus’

Silent Saturday: Starting to Get the Hang of Gluten Free…

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Lookie what I had for dinner… a homemade black bean burger topped with homemade hummus served on top quinoa sprinkled with cilantro…YUMMY! And super filling too. Plus I didn’t miss the gluten in this meal at ALL!!

Although I can’t take credit for this dish; hubby made it for me. It is his very own secret recipe that I am going to squeeze out of him someday soon to share with you all. 😉

In the meantime I am starting to have faith that it IS possible to be a (happy!) gluten-free vegan. Just need to figure out how to make a decent gluten-free, vegan muffin. Suggestions welcome! 🙂

Happy, healthy eating all!


Tasty Tuesday: Cilantro Lemon Hummus

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Hummus is one of my all time favorite snacks! I love it as a veggie dip, with pita chips, as a sandwich spread, or on a bagel. I used to make it myself all the time….that is until I discovered the best hummus in the whole universe at Trader Joe’s. Their Mediterranean Hummus is out of this world delicious! Even people who don’t like hummus, like it. 🙂 I fell into the habit of buying our hummus from Trader Joe’s to the point that I stopped making it myself all together.

We go through a lot of hummus in our family; at least two 16oz containers a week. At $4 a container for our favorite Trader Joe’s hummus, that equates to a large chunk of grocery money spent on hummus! Especially when you consider that hummus is super easy to make and sooo much cheaper to make at home. So I recently reverted back to making my own hummus and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Here’s one I made the other day and scarfed down with some carrot sticks and cucumber slices. It was a perfectly delicious and nutritious little snack!


3 cups cooked garbanzo beans (avoid using canned beans whenever possible!)

2 tablespoons tahini

1 lemon, juiced

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

4 tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons water

¼ cup fresh cilantro

½ teaspoon salt


Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve drizzled with olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika. Enjoy!