Friday, March 9, 2012

homemade hummus

it's march! so in honor of st. patty's day, i came up with a green hummus recipe. i have been wanting to make my own hummus for a while and didn't realize just how easy it is. i always thought it was a daunting task, but with our new kitchen gadget, it is oh so easy!

husband recently bought a cuisinart smart stick, it works great to make hummus. he bought it to make single serve smoothies while he is on the road racing, so ill have to take advantage of it while he is home. i definitely recommend getting one if you make many recipes that require blending. it will save your blender and is a lot easier to clean too.

our cuisinart smart stick
spinach hummus
keally's homemade green hummus:

1 {15 ounce can} of chickpeas/garbanzo beans
1 to 2 cloves garlic, diced
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder {optional}
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder {optional-i love garlic!}
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh spinach

drain beans, reserve liquid. blend together all ingredients {except spinach}, slowly adding extra liquid from beans until you reach your desired texture. add spinach and blend again until smooth. 

enjoy with tortilla chips, bread, pita chips... or just with a spoon!

keally's green hummus

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