Black Bean Hummus

One of my favorite quick mommy lunches to make are hummus quesadillas. For some reason the hummus and the melty cheese pair so perfectly together! I love to switch up my hummus flavors every so often, and black bean hummus is always my go to. I don’t need any crazy ingredients, which means I usually have it always on hand. This one comes together so simply. You can use it for dipping salty tortilla chips in or crispy fresh veggies! […]

Brownie Batter Hummus

I never thought of hummus as a dessert item until I came across brownie batter hummus at my grocery store. What a great idea! Here is how the magic happens: the garbanzo beans are used for texture, and the chocolate, sugar and coconut is used for flavor. Brilliant. This brownie batter hummus dip goes great with fresh fruit or cookies, and makes for a fun appetizer at a party. Brownie Batter Hummus Recipe Ingredients 1 can (15.5 oz) garbanzo beans […]

Sweet Potato Beet Avocado Sandwich

No need to spend a lot of money eating a fancy vegan sandwich at your favorite restaurant when you can easily (and cheaply) make them right at home with your Magic Bullet! All you need to make your own delicious, healthy vegan sandwich at home is a few slices of your favorite sandwich bread, an avocado, sweet potato, a few beets, a cucumber, hummus, olive oil, cumin and curry powder. I have not seen curried hummus at the grocery store, […]

SuperBowl …of Edamame Dip!

It’s the big weekend and I’m glad because I’m kind of obsessed with the bright green color of this dip. Any reason to make it makes me totally happy. Isn’t it so much fun? If you haven’t had edamame dip before, you’re in for a treat. With a similar consistency to hummus, edamame dip pairs great with pita chips, tortilla chips, or a variety of vegetables. If you are curious where this dip came from, truth is I bought too much cooked […]

Red Lentil Hummus

If you like hummus, you’re going to love this red lentil hummus recipe! While traditional hummus is made with chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, it can also be made with other beans. Technically, “hummus” means chickpeas, but red lentils are a perfect alternative to this classic dip. I don’t notice a big difference in flavor when I make hummus with chickpeas or red lentils, so it is nice to be able to use whatever I have on hand at […]

The Absolute Best Hummus

You may think you’ve had good hummus. And maybe you have. But have you had the best hummus? This is a reasonably quick and quite easy way to make what I think of as restaurant-style hummus: ultra smooth and rich with tahini, night and day better than the stuff in the tubs. This hummus has secrets on top of secrets beneath secrets. The first secret is to use dried chickpeas, soaked overnight, rather than canned, to give a fine and […]

Pine Nut Hummus

I just got back from my vacation in Hawaii and when I got home I became overwhelmed with the amount of unpacking and laundry that had to be done. I decided it was time for a snack break! Hummus is one of my favorite snacks and I love eating it with pita chips or veggies. I have tried pretty much every flavor available in stores and, most recently, a pine nut flavor. It is my new favorite, so instead of […]

White Bean Hummus

I’ve made hummus before. It’s delicious. It’s easy. It’s healthy. And it is both a fabulous snack or the base of a meal if you, say, are lazy and can’t bother to make real food for yourself when your boyfriend goes away for work for 10 days and you’re left home alone to fend for yourself. Or. Whatever. So, the thing is, a lot of hummus-es (hummusi? What the heck is the plural of hummus?) can be a bit gritty. […]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Why do I love hummus? Because it’s a healthy snack that actually satisfies your hunger! Hummus is extremely versatile, from the way it is prepared (oh, the possibilities!), to what you eat it with. One of my favorite flavors is roasted red pepper hummus. The Magic Bullet makes this appetizer super easy to make at home, and it will last you for days! I like to serve hummus with vegetables to keep things healthy, but it also goes well with […]

Tomato Basil Hummus

This homemade tomato and basil hummus is my favorite hummus flavor! I love eating it with vegetables, pita chips, or tortilla chips. In college, I became so addicted to tomato and basil hummus that I would frequent the little grocery store down the street from my apartment just to buy their tomato and basil hummus and blue corn tortilla chips after class! I actually haven’t had it since those days, but the other day I found myself craving it again […]