with a new season upon us, we’ve been enjoying cooking more hearty, slow cooked and warm meals at the apartment and trying new recipes as we go along. our long time blog partner, sweetgreen, just revamped their entire menu with more seasonal ingredients, and they’re using hummus as a new ingredient this fall (and in their mediterranean inspired salad, the hummus tahina salad). we were really excited to hear they are adding hummus to the menu, because our family can’t get enough of that stuff! we don’t usually do much with our hummus at home besides using it to dip our vegetables or pita bread into, so we were inspired by sweetgreen’s new menu to try our hand at making some at home this week and incorporating it into other dishes.
we share a hummus recipe below if you’d like to try it out!
- 1 cup dried chickpeas
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons water (best to use the leftover chickpea water)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- salt to taste
- paprika to sprinkle on top, to taste
let the chickpeas sit overnight, covered in about two inches of water and the baking soda. rinse well the following morning. boil the chickpeas in a pot, covered slightly with water. once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer under you can crush the chickpeas between your thumb and finger easily. peel the chickpeas (just pop them out of their loose skins.) puree everything in a food processor or blender adding a bit of the saved chickpea water occasionally to smooth over the paste. (you can continue to add more water if you’d like it thinner, and the hummus will thicken a little over time.) after you dish the hummus, drizzle olive oil over it and sprinkle paprika on top. enjoy!
serves about 6-8. orginially adapted from this recipe.
^^^it’s incredibly helpful if you can find a little one to be in charge of making sure the top of your blender does not go anywhere. i’m not sure i’ve ever seen samson take a job so seriously. :) ^^^
^^^also, get yourself some button pushers. i guess it’s perfect timing since eleanor and samson just sort of figured out how to really push each others buttons and have learned how to get under their siblings skin throughout the day. only seemed fitting that they both would want to push all the blender’s buttons, too!^^^
^^^and there you have it! what i think to be some of the smoothest, most delicious homemade hummus around! enjoy!^^^
ps. if you can’t make it into sweetgreen to try their new seasonal menu, you can see a full menu of salads they create HERE if you’d like to try your hand at making them on your own, at home. this post is in partnership with sweetgreen, a long time partner to this blog and our favorite place to get in our greens.