For those who may be offended by the title, please give me a chance to explain. Several years ago, Top Girl and I were at Target when we saw some hummus. I was not a huge fan of it, but I was starving so we got a container of Sonny & Joe’s Hummus Galilee (it has Galilee olives) and some flatbread crackers. When we got into the car, we opened it right away. I am usually put off by the whang of the tahini but not this time – I pretty much ate ½ of the container and she ate the other half. No kidding. We were hungry. Some time passed and I began craving it so I asked Top Girl to get me some more next time she was at Target. She couldn’t remember what kind it was and kept asking me over and over. After much thought, I came up with the best rendition I could, “Jesus Hummus”! At least she knew what the theme of it was, right? We both had a laugh over it when she finally found the hummus Galilee bar code where it was supposed to be…..but none was found! Every few weeks I would request the Jesus Hummus and only occasionally would I be rewarded with the treat.
As you remember from Sunday Night, I told you I made three treats for my co-worker’s birthday present. First, I made the S’Mores Truffles for the family, then the Dog Biscuits for George, and then I made Hummus just for her. It was my first try so I thought “what the heck”? I will go for it and make her some that she would LOVE making it very hot! When she received it, she said she ate most of it right then. I was glad to hear my experiment worked out. The following is my recipe and instead of what I used to call it, I call it Go-ooo-ood! I hope you like it too – but you can make it normally if you like.
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Can of Chickpeas drained with a little liquid reserved in case you need it
1/3 Cup Tahini Paste
4 cloves garlic, peeled
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons Sriracha Chili Sauce (optional)
Olive oil, smoky Paprika, and chopped green olives for garnish.
Place in a food processor or blender in the order listed and then puree until smooth.
Spoon into dish – this is where I differ with about everyone else – I cover and let sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Then, I chop the olives and sprinkle on top then drizzle with olive oil and several dashes of smoky Paprika. Serve with flatbread crackers or whatever you like.
This has been my lucky week! First, I won a giveaway at Hungry Happenings and received a can of Lucky Leaf strawberry pie filling, a recipe, and some really sweet decorative cupcake papers. THEN – in some crazy twist of fate as I was reading Food Stories blog I saw I won a travel mug and a bag of 8 O’Clock coffee. I couldn’t believe it. Thank you Beth at Hungry Happenings where you can learn to make the most creative and snappy treats you have ever seen, Lucky Leaf for their generous gift, CJ at Food Stories where you can read heartwarming and sometimes hilarious food stories, recipes, and even enter or vote in a photo contest where you win cash, and finally thanks to 8 O’clock coffee for something my husband will enjoy for some time to come!
wow, this is a yummy hummus recipe! And the photos are so professional!
Oh yay! Thank you so much for saying that – I work so hard trying to take better ones. I don’t know if it was practice or a fluke but I will accept the compliment graciously!
I’ve never made hummus before, but my friends think it’s yummy. Maybe I’ll surprise them and make this for our next ski trip. Thanks for the recipe!
PS. I think you should run right out and buy a lottery ticket.
I was thinking the same thing! Thanks Beth!
You crack me up! Homemade hummus is one of our favorite things! I always have a can or three of chickpeas in the cupboard and tahini in the refrigerator (keeps it from going rancid if you don’t use it quickly enough) so it’s one of my standby snacks. Yours is beautiful with the chopped olives and smoked paprika!
P.S. You meant 1/3 CUP of tahini, right?
Uh oh – what did I put? Yes, I meant 13 Cup – better go edit. Thanks Stacy!!
Choc Chip Uru
I wonder how you make me want to spoon hummus 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
And this is a recipe you can eat! 🙂
Oh my, I do so love hummus. This looks so amazing with the oil and the olives on top. If you don’t mind me pimping myself here I have an awesome hummus recipe on my blog that does not use any tahini- and it is seriously good. I used to work at a Greek restaurant and that is how they made it fresh every day.
No, I don’t mind at all – pimp away!! Please leave the direct link to your non-tahini hummus recipe so we can all go see! I don’t care for it and would love to have a good recipe not using it! Thanks!
Cool, here it is. Thanks!
Thank you for the link! I can’t see it where I am right now but tonight when I get home from work – I will be on it!!
Anita at Hungry Couple
You don’t like tahini?? Oh, I adore the stuff. And I love hummus!
I know – I’m weird. I think cilantro tastes like soap. Yep, I’m one of THOSE people. This is really good with or without the hot sauce.
Hummus is on my list of ‘things I want to like but just don’t’. I will say I love your photos, though, haha.
Thank you Pam. I like it (especially when I’m hungry!) but after a while, I don’t care for the Tahini. Luckily, the Home Heart gave me a link to non-tahini hummus in these comments!
This religious post obviously brought you some divine intervention and some luck! 🙂 Congrats on your prizes! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE hummus. I have tried to make it in the past but it seems too grainy to me. I am going to pin your recipe though. I could eat a whole tub by myself (and have done so!). 🙂
You know, the first batch I made I put the chick peas in before the olive oil and it was grainy as well – Next time I put the olive oil first and it came our smooth as silk! I think it must be how it is layered or something. Next time, try it that way!
I love your Jesus Hummus and have to try this one ~ Congrats on all your wins 🙂
the hummus title is sweet… beautiful looking too.
Thank you – I thought about it a long time before I did it – I didn’t want to offend anyone but that IS what I called it! And thank you for dropping by – please come again!
Enjoyed reading your story, and the recipe sounds fab too.