Thursday, February 6, 2014


There are two ways to go about preparing this hummus:

One, you can make it from scratch and boil 2 cups of chick peas until they are soft, then puree them in a food processor with 2 tbsp of hot water and 2 tbsp olive oil.

Two, you can buy a tub of the plain hummus and snazzy things up a bit.

Since this house is CONSTANTLY on the go, from sporting events to school events to nervous breakdowns (that's me), I opted for the second method in order to preserve some of my sanity during a very busy week.

Here's how I dressed up that boring ol' tub of plain hummus…

YOU WILL NEED

2 cups of chickpeas and 3 cups of water for boiling + 2 tbsp hot water for blending
OR 2 cups of plain prepared hummus

1 head of garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 tbsp of feta cheese crumbles
1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

GET COOKIN'

  1. Preheat your oven to 400
  2. Peel off as much of the thin, flaky skin on your garlic head as possible to reveal the exterior of the cloves underneath
  3. Slice off the bottom of your garlic head (about 1/4 the way up) to reveal the bottoms of each clove
  4. Rub the garlic head with 1 tbsp of olive oil and roast it in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the cloves soften and brown
  5. When the garlic is ready remove it from the oven and let it cool for 3-5 minutes
  6. While it is still warm slowly squeeze the base of the garlic head to help push the roasted cloves out into a large mixing bowl
  7. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and 2 tbsp of olive oil to the cloves and use a fork to mush the cloves into the spices and oil
  8. Continue to blend the cloves until they form a smooth paste
  9. Add the hummus and lemon juice to the garlic paste and stir until smooth
  10. Form a small bowl in the middle of your hummus and garnish with feta cheese crumbles, an extra dash or oregano, an extra drizzle of olive oil and a lemon wedge



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2 comments:

  1. I am definitely making this. I am not a feta girl (what's wrong with me, i know!), but I will leave that out. This will be my first attempt at making hummus. Can't wait!

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    1. It's so easy and delicious. Just make sure your'e a garlic girl! :) Let me know how it turns out.

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