Here Chickie, Chickie

What can I say… my son really likes hummus.  I guess, he comes by it honestly.  🙂

These days, for the sake of convenience, I’ve been buying hummus at the grocery store.  So over the weekend, when he was asking me for some and I realized we were all out, I had a moment and just whipped up a small amount for him.  I crossed my fingers and hoped it would go over well… and it did!  So here’s my recipe for today…A really quick hummus.

I am fortunate to have a hand blender with a matching cup that I threw the ingredients into.  This recipe could also be made in the blender, a food processor or with a Magic Bullet.

I’m also posting this recipe because I literally eye-balled it.  No major measurements… I just went on texture and taste.  I used to make hummus by the book, and always followed a recipe… but more and more I’m getting away from that.  Cooking without a recipe is a great way to go.  These are the recipes that can be tweaked, you can use what you have on hand and it builds confidence in cooking.

If it didn’t work out, I had a base… so I could add a little more of something here and there until I got it right.  This is a simple recipe, so it didn’t take me long, even when I adjusted it a bit.

Here’s how it went down…

LAURA’S “On The Fly” HUMMUS

I pulled out my hand blender and cup.

Then I threw these ingredients together… (I’m giving rough measurements, but I really did just eye-ball it)

– About 1 cup chick peas, from a can, rinsed

– About 1 tablespoon of Almond Butter (traditionally Tahini [aka sesame seed butter] is used but I didn’t have any so I substituted this)

– About 1 tablespoon of pure organic mustard (to add a little zip because I was feeling inspired to add it)

– A sprinkle of himalayan sea salt

– Juice of 1/2 lemon

– Drizzle of olive oil

I started to blend these all in the cup together.

It was a bit thick, so I added a little splash of water and blended again.  It was still to thick, so I added another little splash of water.  This got it to the consistency we like.

It was done in less than 10 minutes and I was taking pictures while I did it!  This was a super fast recipe.

I tasted it… I like to taste the lemon in my hummus, so I added a bit more lemon juice and blended it up again.  I really liked how it tasted after that, so we were good to go and my little munchkin munched up his rice cracker and hummus snack with delight!  🙂

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