Here is an easy hummus recipe you can add sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos or just make plain. It just takes 5 minutes to prepare this homemade hummus right at home and is a naturally gluten free snack that is healthy and my whole family enjoys. Add some garlic and pita chips for a delicious flavor.
We LOVE hummus! In the past I bought tubs in the store, yet once we put my oldest daughter on a gluten free diet due to health issues we began eating hummus and other gluten free foods much more often. We shopped around for yummy things she could eat that were gluten free, tinkered with a few recipes of our own, and are here to share our experiences and findings with you….”share the wealth” we like to say. 😉 I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. (originally published 5/15)
Like I said, even before my oldest daughter began a strict gluten free diet we all loved hummus.
We tried all the different brands and flavors on the market but each one had something about it that “just wan’t right”, so I thought I would try to come up with an easy hummus recipe of our own (it was much easier than I thought)!
I gathered all the simple ingredients I knew all hummus recipes needed like garbanzo beans, spices, and of course Breton crackers we always pair with our hummus, and went to work.
Easy Hummus Recipe
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 2.5 tbs lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 garlic clove minced, or use already minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper optional
- 1/4-1/2 jalapeno optional
- Drain the can of garbanzo beans but keep the juice in a cup nearby.
- Add the lemon juice (I just squeezed half of a lemon), olive oil, garlic (I used minced garlic in a jar), salt and pepper.
- If you like it spicy you can FINELY chop 1/2 jalapeno (after taking the seeds out, can use 1/4 if you don't want it too spicy), and add to the mix. Also, if you like red bell pepper do the same and add to the mix. If you want just plain hummus then leave these two ingredients out. 😉
- Turn on your food processor and blend until it is creamy.
- Slowly add back in the juice from the garbanzo beans to create the texture and consistency you prefer. It is great!!
Since Daddy and I like a little spice, and the girls generally like it plain, I made one batch for each of us. Garlic is something we all like and really gives the hummus a great flavor. I am usually in a hurry so already minced garlic in a bottle is what I use, but a fresh clove is fantastic if you can spare a few more minutes. 😉
For snacking we all like the Breton herb and garlic variety here, pairs really well with hummus or a cheese and cracker snack. Even though the other 4 of us aren’t necessarily on a gluten free diet they’re still our favorite pair….and there are other yummy varieties too.
This pairing is great for an after school snack, a snack for Mommy (yes I snack often and try to keep it as healthy as possible), and a GREAT appetizer when people come over! I have found that several guests say they had never tried hummus until they came to my house (seriously shocking to me)!
They’re a little hesitant (I know, it isn’t the prettiest color), but on top of a Breton cracker with a slice of tomato they often times ask for this recipe here so they can make it for guests too. 😉
I like this easy hummus recipe because it doesn’t have hard to find ingredients, takes less than 5 minutes to make, is healthy, and very versatile with the extras you can add in or omit.
To make it “fancier” like the top picture (usually just do this when I have guests come over, but the kids get a kick out of this too), just use a zip baggie! No…..don’t go out and buy special bags for decorating cakes at a specialty store, these work great!
Just put the completed hummus in the fridge for an hour or so to harden up a bit, fill a baggie up, zip it closed, and snip the edge off to create a hole. Then just squeeze and create a pretty swirly dollop of hummus on top of your garlic & herb, original, black bean with onion & garlic, or white bean with salt & pepper Breton gluten free crackers. The white bean with salt & pepper here is my new favorite but there is a cracker for all your needs! From elegant entertaining to healthy snacking with a variety of gluten free flavors and textures they make a great appetizer or snack…just love them!
Like I said, this recipe is versatile. As you can see I added some diced red bell peppers to my recipe this day. Leave in the fridge overnight to let the bell peppers soften and permeate the hummus and it is a fantastic addition to your easy hummus recipe. Enjoy my friends!
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