I’ve found a recipe gem.

I’ve found a recipe gem.

A recipe must meet two criteria to win this title:

  1. Everyone can’t stop eating it AND
  2. It’s super easy to make.

Last night, we had our fourth class of “Cooking for Optimal Health” and I made a recipe that people just couldn’t stop eating. It was amazing! For one, it takes 10 minutes to put together, it requires no stove or oven time, and is easy clean-up. The DREAM, right?

The recipe was lemony-garlicky hummus, and, you guessed it, I’m sharing it with you today here!

If you’ve never made your own hummus and have been buying it from the supermarket, I urge you to consider making this recipe. It’s cheaper, tastier, and better for you (no oil, heeey!). What have you got to lose?  


Scroll down to find the recipe, then let us know in the comments section on the blog…

Have you ever made your own hummus before? How’d it go?

We can’t wait to hear!


Lemony Garlicky Hummus

Adapted from StraightUpFood.com

Makes 2.5 cups of hummus


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans, drained (reserve the liquid)
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced (should be about 4 tablespoons)
  • 1- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 rounded tablespoons tahini (ground sesame seed paste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)


Place the garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and tahini in a food processor. Blend until smooth. For a creamier consistency, add the reserved liquid from the canned garbanzo beans (or water). A few tablespoons should do.

Serve on pita with veggies (our favorite) or use as a dip for vegetables or whole wheat crackers. Enjoy!


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