Tuesday, December 9, 2008


1 lb dry garbanzo beans
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. lemon or lime juice
1 tsp ground cumin, garlic, and/or onion powder (take your choice or add all)
1 tsp or more salt

OK, here's the scoop. I love extra garlic, spicy, and sesame hummus but most kids don't seem to love it that way so here's my "kid" version of hummus.

Soak garbanzos overnight, then bring to a boil with water and cook for about 2 hours till they're nice and soft or pressure cook them according to your directions or crockpot them overnight. If you soak them overnight and cook them slowly you shouldn't get the gas that you would otherwise.

When they're nice and soft scoop them into a blender or use a hand blender and squish them up really well. My kids like just salt, onion, and lemon added. I like other spices and a few fresh cloves of garlic.

Serve this with some pita bread, tostitos chips, or fritos chips. MMMMMMMMMMM

Or, serve with fresh veggie slices as a dip.

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