Best Hummus Recipe
Hummus “seems” like it would be so easy. You can “cheat” and get cooked garbanzo beans, that plus a food processor or blender should make the job quick and easy, right? Well as much as I love hummus I was having trouble finding a recipe that worked. There really are only a few ingredients in hummus, which confused me more as to why I couldn’t make a version at home that me and my family loved.
Recently I’ve been cooking all my own beans from scratch to avoid any chemicals coming from boxes or cans. I know, I’m always taking it to the next level :-). But, my frustration grew as I made the effort to soak and cook garbanzos, only to have my family dislike the final product. I had to agree. I tried to “salvage” it with more lemon juice, etc, but no good.
Enter our patient Janette B. to save the day! Janette loves to cook and we frequently exchange our new favorite recipes. She mentioned a new hummus recipe she had been enjoying courtesy of her husband’s cousin Patti. And isn’t that the way cooking should be – an exchange with friends and family of nourishing recipes that delight the palate AND keep us healthy?
Kudos to Patti – this recipe is a keeper! She also shared a fun tip to make the hummus smoother, which I’ll admit I haven’t tried yet. It’s listed in the “method” below. Let me know what you think.
Serve this with some raw veggies such as cucumbers or carrots or if you’re in a healthy cracker mood, make up a batch of my Crunchy Seed Crackers.
Dr Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN, CFMP
Founder of Root Cause Medical Clinic
Author of “The Gluten Effect”