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01-18-2009, 05:42 PM
Seems like hummus and veggies would make a good whole foods snack for late afternoon.

so i was looking for some good hummus recipes that anyone might have.
or premade brands, with no additives or preservatives.

what kind of veggies do you like to serve with it?


Beautiful Ace
01-18-2009, 05:43 PM
I make it with

lemon juice
fresh mashed garlic

All to taste. I personally like it really garlicy and lemony:D

I like to eat it with carrots and celery mostly or broccoli!

RN BSN 2009
01-18-2009, 05:45 PM
I like sabra!

01-18-2009, 06:15 PM
Any of the store brands always taste a little icky to me. I like making it fresh or some restaurants have really good hummus.

Veggies for hummus:
bell pepper strips
cabbage - making a little roll with hummus and other veggies is good

01-18-2009, 06:57 PM
I prefer homemade, too. My favorite pre-made hummus comes from a local middle-eastern deli ... it's the best!

I have mine with carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, celery. I also dip pita bread in it, or use it as a spread on pita or on a regular sandwich bread instead of mayo.

01-18-2009, 07:57 PM
I LOVE hummus! I make my own!

1 1/2-2 cups garbanzo beans (1 can)
1/4 cup tahini
Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon
4-6 cloves of garlic
salt to taste
cayenne pepper to taste

Blitz it all in a food processor and add some bean cooking liquid (or liquid from the can--I cook my own) to get it to the consistency you like.

If I'm making it for company, I sometimes add a couple Tablespoons of olive oil, but for everyday hummus I leave it out.

I've never found a store brand that I like.

01-18-2009, 08:03 PM
I love hummus. There is a take out restaurant right around the corner from me that makes their own, it is so good and all they use is just what everyone is saying, the chick peas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice, they also add chopped olives. I am going to start making my own, it's cheaper.

Suzanne 3FC
01-18-2009, 08:28 PM
I rarely find a commercial hummus that suits me because most are kind of fluffy. I like a very rich, dense hummus, so I make my own :)

01-18-2009, 08:36 PM
I use Joseph Brand (New Hampshire) Cilantro Hummus.

Have it daily as an afternoon snack with tea and one loaf pita bread, toasted.

Just love it.

Hoping some day to get my act together to make my own. I got the tahini. Got the garbanzos (dried and canned). Got the oil etc. Just haven't done it.

Maybe this summer when the cilantro from the garden is here.

01-18-2009, 11:40 PM
I've never had hummus before, I don't know why. Lately I've expanded my taste to include veggies & beans I've never eaten and I like chickpeas but I've never tried hummus. Its on my list of things to do in 2009, I like the idea of making my own rather than buying it.

01-19-2009, 01:05 AM
I LOVE Trader Joe's Spicy Hummus!

01-19-2009, 10:17 AM
I like sabra!

Another vote for Sabra here. I've never tasted one that even comes close to this. In fact before I tasted Sabra, I didn't even like hummus. Sabra changed that.

01-20-2009, 08:49 PM
I tried TJ hummus today. the tahini free.
it's a big tub and was $4.69 or something like that.
pretty good!
and i used red bell peppers as the dipping substance.
quite a good snack if i do say.

01-20-2009, 08:52 PM
roasted pepper humus with jalepeno. yum!

01-20-2009, 09:09 PM
I am enjoying the red pepper hummus from trader joe's this week!! It's delish! I had a black bean hummus once, and I have never been able to find it since or to make one that made me happy. I wish I could find it again.

01-21-2009, 04:49 AM
I love Trader Joe's eggplant hummus, but I have no idea if it has preservatives or additives.

This recipe for Spicy Orange Hummus (http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=614009) is always a big hit. I know it is a lot of ingredients, but most of them you just measure and throw into a food processor. It actually comes together pretty quick. I sub lemon juice for the orange juice.

I love hummus on sandwiches. My fav sandwich (after PB&J) is turkey, cucumber, avocado or guacamole, alfalfa sprouts or micro greens, and hummus on whole wheat.

01-21-2009, 05:07 AM
roasted red pepper hummus :love::drool:

01-24-2009, 11:13 PM
I love TJ's Organic. The container is pretty small, though. I have only tried making it once and didn't like it very well, but I'm going to try again with all the suggestions listed here!

Redneck Charger
01-26-2009, 09:21 AM
Garlic or Jalepeno:dizzy:

01-26-2009, 08:20 PM
As it turns out, tonight I'm making a lentil soup and it calls for chickpeas. Since I'm only making half the recipe, I'll use half a can. I was considering making some hummus out of the rest. I didn't realize you can get tahini-less hummus. I'll have to look for that on my daily walk to TJs.

01-26-2009, 08:23 PM
I love Sabra's brand!! Roasted Garlic, and also Roasted red pepper! Soooo good!