This recipe comes from another one of my great friends, Joan. She runs this amazing workout class for moms in Jacksonville called Stroller Strength and I’m proud to say I was one of the original members. If you live anywhere near Jacksonville, FL you should definitely check it out. When I was pregnant with Colwynn, I gained 34 lbs and could barely walk at the end. It took me almost 6 months to feel like myself again. I started Joan’s class when Col was a year old and got pregnant with Theron a few months later. Fast forward nine months and I gained 18 lbs, ran 2 miles the day before he was born, was only in labor for 2 hours (I’m not kidding, Theron was almost born in the car), and ran an 8 ½ minute mile 3 weeks later. Her class is that amazing.
So what does this have to do with hummus? Well this is Joan’s recipe and everything she touches is magic, that’s what :) I usually triple or quadruple it and make a huge batch. It’s a very sad day in our house when I reach into the freezer and find out that the hummus is all gone. This is also great to whip out for unexpected guests.
- 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- Pinch cayenne
- 3 Tbsp juice from 1-2 lemons
- ¼ cup water
- 6 Tbsp tahini, stirred well
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
TWO: With the machine still running, slowly add the lemon juice and water and continue to process for one minute. Scrape down the sides with a spatula again.
THREE: In small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the tahini and 2 Tbsp oil. With the machine still running, add the oil-tahini mixture in a steady stream through the feed tube. Continue to process until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. Transfer to a bowl and, if desired, top with some reserved chick peas and drizzle with olive oil.
Freeze using the small portions method. 2 cubes equals one serving. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds on full power, stir, and heat another 5-10 seconds. If it seems a little dry, just stir in a tiny bit of olive oil.