Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Garlic Hummus without Tahini

Quick and easy homemade Garlic Hummus without Tahini!

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Today I am bringing one of my more popular posts forward, with new photos and a new story, because who wants to listen to me tell the same stories over and over?

I was hoping that I could get better photos than these too for the new post, but turns out that me and photographing hummus don't go well together.

I digress.

This is still one of my favorite recipes to make, although I tweaked it ever-so-slightly this time.

Paprika and I are basically best buds, so I couldn't leave it out in the cold this time.

Hummus is a staple we keep around the house, and I just can't find any as good as my homemade version out at the stores.

Not to mention the fact that you have to take out a home mortgage to buy hummus.

Or is that just Vancouver?

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Hummus is really great to keep on hand for a healthier alternative to sandwich (and wraps) spreads, or if you want to be like me you can just dip your finger shovel it into your mouth.

Or go the classy way and dip cucumber slices into it.

Whatever tickles your fancy.

You know what I'll be doing.

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Garlic Hummus without Tahini Printable Recipe

makes about 3 cups

  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained and rinsed
  • 5-6 medium cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika, plus more for garnish
  • parsley, for garnish
  1. Add all ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth
  2. Put into desired dish and garnish with extra oil, paprika and parsley if desired.
Adapted from Homemade Recipes

© Carla's Confections 2013

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  1. So glad you posted this - I always need a good hummus recipe, especially around football season!

  2. I love hummus!!! I don't make it at home enough!! I hope you get to stay in Portland longer too...I love that town!

  3. Hummus is always a great snack food for us! I will be making this for my hubby, as Chung-Ah said, it is football season, gotta keep the guys eating healthy stuff during their games!

  4. I followed the recipe exactly, and found it to be a little bland so I juiced another lemon, and added more garlic (5 cloves to be exact) and salt and it tasted way better. Still an easy recipe! thanks!

  5. If you don't wanna add tahini paste you can grind a few tsps of roasted sesame seeds and it won't be bland!

  6. Last night while baking biscuits at 400 degrees, I chunked up some onions and yellow, orange, red sweet peppers, garlic left in the husk, coated with a little olive oil and roasted them (15 min. then flipped and another 15 minutes). Didn't have time to make the hummus last night, so put it in the fridge. Am making it now and just wanted to double check the recipe- usually I just wing it. Thought I'd leave a comment. I enjoyed your stories :)

    1. Im so glad you stopped by to let me know! I hope it work(ed) out for you well! The roasted garlic sounds like the perfect addition! Im jealous ;)

  7. We don't "neeed" Tahini :) and it's expensive so recipes like these help my wallet out too. Anyhow nice recipe! I used a bit more garlic but that's just me.
    Btw, I'm new to your blog but congrats on moving to Portland.. I wish I was living over there. "Keep Portland Weird"! ;)

    1. I definitely agree about the wallet situation ;) And this tastes just fine without Tahini :) I dont blame you either for adding more garlic. I would probably do the same now (this is an old recipe for me), haha, and we arent in Portland anymore either! We tend to move a lot and now we are in Vancouver, BC. But we still have family in Portland and love it there! :)

  8. This is an easy, cheap hummus recipe. The ingredients are easy to find and I usually have all of them on hand. My family loves it!

    1. Thank you Sarah! Im so glad to hear you all love it :D Thank you for the sweet comment!

  9. I love hummus and eat it year round but a nice, cozy update on hummus for Autumn that I stumbled upon last year was to use pumpkin in there too. If you don't like pumpkin, I'd imagine that substituting other squash could work too, but you may have to adjust the ingredients a bit. Just a thought :)

  10. I've honestly never had hummus but the simple fact that this has garlic and spice makes me want to try it!

  11. I just made this and WOW! Garlicky AND spicy (probably because of all the garlic)! So good.

    1. Lol so glad you loved it!! :) thanks for the comment!!

  12. Thanks for the great recipe, you've been featured on my blog:


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