Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Re-Invented Recipe: Mildly Spicy Hummus with Hemp Hearts

Ok, so anyone on my facebook page knows that I promised a yummy hummus recipe! Let's face it, who wants to eat hummus with vague ingredient labels that costs well over $4 a container! We used to do that all the time, but not anymore....and you don't have to either!

Try this recipe and see if you still want that store bought stuff!

Mildly Spicy Hummus


1 1/2 cups of garbanzo beans pre-soaked 
1 can of garbanzo beans rinsed

2 tablespoons of hemp hearts
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice 
pinch of sea salt (1/4 tsp)
2 tablespoons tahini
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder ( optional)
Cayenne pepper or hot sauce (to taste)
1/4 cup filtered/spring water

In a food processor blend the hemp hearts and tahini together with the olive oil.

Add in the garbanzo beans, blend for 1 min.

Add in the remaining ingredients except water. Blend until smooth.

Add in the water and blend 1 more time for 30 sec to 1 min.

Using a spatula, remove the hummus from food processor and place in a container. Serve with carrots, celery, or non-GMO blue corn chips!

A little side note:

I used freshly squeezed lemon juice from my juicer. I also used hot sauce instead of cayenne pepper as I haven't bought more recently. The hot sauce I used was Frank's Red Hot Original because it does not contain a lot of added ingredients. If you are looking for a starting measurement, try 1 tablespoon of hot sauce or 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne, do a taste test once blended to see if you need more.
Make it to your taste buds liking!
I also used Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts, but any good quality hemp seeds should do. I have also made this with Nutiva.

If you want a plain hummus. omit the hot sauce/cayenne, and add maybe a little more lemon ( not a lot, like an extra tablespoon or so).

We make this hummus at least twice a week. It is delicious.

My friend Stacy had originally taught me how to make a basic hummus, then you all know how I am, I have to go and change things and add my little twist. But I wanted to give her a shout out and a thank you for teaching me....

Have you made your own hummus?

This hummus is less expensive than store bought and tastes wayyyyy better! It is so easy too!

Baby A eats it up so fast that there isn't always enough for Hubby and I!

Be Happy Healthy & Strong,



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  1. Yummm!!! That seriously sounds amazing! I'm so happy you all like the homeade hummus, it really is sooo much better than store bought! I will never buy store bought again! I can't wait to try your recipe:) you are so creative!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with me. Without that I would not have been able to come up with my own. You inspired me! :) Thanks!

  2. I have got to try your Hummus recipe. I have been making it a lot lately but really don't have a good recipe.

    1. I really hope you enjoy it! Feel free to tweak the seasonings to your liking at add others if you like a different flavor :)