Homemade Hummus – Two Ways

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    Homemade hummus is actually really simple to make at home. Here’s two versions to try.

    I’d like to think of myself as a snacker. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, snack here, snack there. I’m like a chronic snacker. It’s bad. It’s one thing to be eating five meals a day to keep your metabolism going but it’s another to be eating like 10 meals a day cause you can’t stop snacking. I just can’t help it! Recently, to curb my snacking habit, I started to chew gum whenever the snacking craving started creeping up on me.

    Ok, I totally sound like a drug addict trying to quit.

    But I AM trying to quit ’cause I have a wedding dress to fit into in April!

    And then of course I go make myself some hummus – two types of hummus, garlic hummus & roasted red pepper hummus – and everything goes to the sh!tter. Albeit, hummus is *FAIRLY* good for you, far better than ranch dip, it still probably isn’t good 4-5 times a day ;)

    However, if you want a healthy snack to munch on, make hummus! It’s full of protein and has got some good Omega 3 fatty acids to help you maintain a healthy heart. Basically, it’s loaded with health so you should spread it on everything. But just don’t go overboard like I tend to ;) Also, when you make this, you should make the garlic hummus first as your ‘base’ and then add the roasted red peppers cause going in reverse doesn’t get you the same results and you’d likely have to clean out your food processor bowl twice. Not fun!

    Homemade Hummus - Two Ways

    Homemade hummus is actually easier than you think! Here's two different variations to try!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Total Time: 5 mins
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 2: 15.5 ounce cans of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
    • 2 tbsp tahini
    • 2-3 cloves of garlic
    • 1/8 cup olive oil
    • 4-5 roasted red peppers
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


    • To make the garlic hummus, in the bowl of a food processor, add garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, salt, and pepper. Blend until desired consistency.
    • Remove half of the garlic hummus and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
    • Add the roasted red peppers to the other half of the garlic hummus and blend until desired consistency.
    • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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  • Lisa @ SoTeaBeeZa says:

    I think hummus is one of the most underused sandwich spreads there is. So good, so healthy, and so versatile. Just add any kind of veggies you want, and you’re good to go.

    Thanks for sharing the recipes!!

  • CJ at Food Stories says:

    Love hummus in any version :-)

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    Two hummus recipes in one, I love it!

  • Misty says:

    We love hummus around here and especially roasted red pepper. Although we would definitely have to add lots of Cholula hot sauce to make it spicy! Thanks for the easy recipe!

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Love hummus! These look delicious; can’t wait to try!

  • Patti says:

    Love hummus as a snack with carrots. We still probably eat to much too, thinking that the delivery method (carrots) is a healthy choice. Btw, love the bowl, care to share the source?

    • Julie says:

      Crate & Barrel!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Let’s form a chronic snackers support group! At the first meeting, I’ll bring this exact hummus. We can’t quit cold-turkey of course! Looks so tasty Julie. Thanks for the food processor tip too!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    i just made homemade hummus last night Julie! My dinner was a smoothie and hummus. I literally almost ate all of the hummus myself, which yes… I have done before. I am a HUGE picker/snacker too! gum does help. :)

  • DessertForTwo says:

    I’m a big snacker, and this is my alltime favorite snack! :)

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Oh boy I could eat hummus morning noon and night. Yours looks perfect!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    Oh geez. Why is my whole body not insiiiiiiide those booooowls.

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    I could dig into those right now! Roasted red pepper hummus has to be one of my favourites!

  • Gorgeous! It would be hard to stop snacking on this!

  • tijuana (po' man meals) says:

    i LOVE hummus, especially on my sandwiches instead of mayo. these look soooo good.

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Don’t hate me… I’ve never had hummus. But I’m curious about the garlic one. And yes… you completely sound like an addict trying to quit lol It’s an impossible feat ;)

  • dixya @ food, pleasure, and health says:

    I have a serious addiction to hummus and i could literally eat the whole bowl or two by myself..talking about snacking alot- i dont know what it is lately i have been feeling same way and i have been drinking plenty of water/tea to keep me full instead of reaching for another cheese string or PBJ. Love these hummus idea 2 ways :) esp with roasted peppers!!

  • I love snacking on hummus!Love that the garlic hummus is the base for the roasted red pepper hummus!

  • Katherine R. says:

    I am a chronic snacker. There, I said it. Hummus is my snack of choice, and these are my two favorite flavors! They look so good! Can’t wait to try to make my own!

  • Julia says:

    I am a lover of hummus (love, love roasted red pepper)! This looks awesome. I have that same dish and never thought to put hummus in it-great idea! :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    Hummus is a daily snack for me – I need to try both recipes asap!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I’m totally a snacker too! Especially when I have hummus in the fridge! Love the garlic one!

  • Gaby says:

    Hummus is my LIFE!! I have it for lunch every single day and am obsessed!

  • Angie @ Big Bear's Wife says:

    I have been wanting to make hummus for a while now! I think I really need to, this post just kinda gave me that push! (ps, LOVE the 3 bowl caddy! I was wondering if it would start popping up in blog post are we got them in the kit, it’s beautiful! )

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Yes, and YESSSS! Love hummus! Can’t wait to try both of these recipes! Plus, this gives me an excuse to buy Stacy’s Pita Chips :)

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    Love hummus! Only in the last year did I start liking it, and now I can’t stop!

  • taylor @ taylormade says:

    These both sound awesome! With some Stacy’s pita chips?! Now if you want to talk about addictions….I’m a fiend for those things. Not good.

  • Yvonne @ bitter baker says:

    I’m with you on this one, I’ve totally got the snack bug! This looks delicious, and I’m sure you’ll fit into your wedding dress anyway! :) And like you say, it’s not the worst of snacks that you could eat..

  • marla says:

    Oh how I love hummus!! I MUST try your recipes :)

  • Ashley - baker by nature says:

    I’m a chronic snacker, too! And hummus is one of my faves – yours looks perfect!

  • jackie @ Domestic Fits says:

    I completely love hummus,I could eat it every day. And, garlic and red pepper are my faves.

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    HUMMMASSSSSSS!!!! I love this shizz. Bring some over and we can gossip about everything?

  • a farmer in the dell says:

    I love hummus! both of these recipes sound delicious. I wish more people would make hummus instead of buying it from the store. IT’s so easy to whip up!!! My sandwiches are always a little brighter with healthy spread of homemade hummus!

  • Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} says:

    For whatever reason, that little drizzle of olive oil on your garlic hummus is killing me. I want it!! I’m a habitual snacker… salty all the way!!

  • Cassie says:

    Hummus is my favorite. Love both of these!

  • Heather Christo says:

    I hear ya on the chronic snacking girl- I’m gonna get some gum right now! But this hummus looks pretty great and healthy too!

  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition says:

    I’m totally a snacker too, but I kid you not the only thing I snack on is chips and hummus! When I don’t have hummus in the house (AKA never), I don’t seem to snack as much ;P

    I love making it myself, and the two varieties you posted are the 2 kinds I make the most :)

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says:

    Totally a snacker also, in fact I just snacked two chocolate chip cookies :) Trader Joe’s doesn’t really help either with their whole snack selection.

  • Joanne says:

    At least hummus is a healthy snack!! I mean, it could be so much worse. When I snack, I usually go for the cookie butter. :P

  • Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats says:

    You have reminded me that I NEED to make hummus more often. Thank you!

  • Tracey says:

    Haha, I’m a major snacker too! I get really bad mid-afternoon and late at night. This hummus would be great to have on hand, I love the garlic one!

  • Shea Goldstein says:

    Anything with roasted red pepper rocks! Love the hummus :)

  • Kathryn says:

    Two in one is such a clever trick, you’re so smart!

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    I heart hummus! Especially roasted red pepper hummus… it’s totally to die for! :9

  • katie says:

    Oh man… this hummus looks so good! Can you believe I have never made my own? Crazy, I know. I think you’ve inspired me to jump on the homemade hummus band wagon!

  • Hummus is the best snack ever, I need to make it more often though.

  • Pamela says:

    I have almost this exact same garlic hummus recipe and can attest that it rocks! I like to add a little lemon juice and zest to mine just for some acidity and brightness, but I love lemon anything. And just like with the roasted red bell peppers, you can build this recipe with just about anything you like – asparagus, flat leaf parsley, spinach, etc. I am so glad I stumbled on your blog – your stories, pics, recipes are wonderful!

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