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Humming for Hummus

Sorry, I just can’t resist titles like that!  Anywhoo…last weekend I received my latest issue of Real Simple.  When it arrives I basically flip straight to the food section and then read through the rest later.  There waiting for me was a recipe for 5 minute hummus.  I love hummus, especially fresh hummus, but I had never made it.  I knew it would be easy and a snack that we could eat through the weekend guilt free.  After all, I need something to balance out all that ice cream I’ve been feeding to my baby bump!  I was blown away by just how easy and delicious it was.  This might become the new weekend staple..

Step 1 – Throw a few ingredients into the food processor…

Step 2 – Hit the power button.  Doesn’t that look pretty!

Step 3 – Drizzle olive oil and paprika, serve with your favorite crunchies.

How easy it is that?!  Anyone else have a simple healthy snack for me?  I’ve been doing a LOT of snacking lately and could use some inspiration!

Here is the Real Simple recipe:


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste; optional) – I opted for no since I had none on hand, it was tasty without!
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. In a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini (if using), cumin, and ¾ teaspoon salt until smooth and creamy. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.
  2. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the paprika before serving.


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