Friday, June 17, 2011

Hummus - 4 points

I have a headache. In fact, I have had a headache for four days. It is an insidious migraine that is refusing to go away no matter how much healing, love, and drug therapy I throw at it. Still, there is always a bright side. First, I am reminded to fully enjoy the days when my head does not hurt. Second, I get to be proud of myself that I pocketed away a recipe to show you on a day like today. A couple of weeks ago I made hummus for a social function. It is one of my favorite, easy appetizers.

1 3/4 cups dried chick peas
3 3/4 cups water
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
ground paprika to garnish

1. Soak chick peas in water for 4 hours, up to overnight. Drain chick peas, place in a pan with 3 3/4 cups water and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered for one hour; drain.
2. Place chick peas, lemon juice, oil, garlic, 1/4 cup water, and salt in a food processor and pulse at 30 second intervals until smooth. Sprinkle with paprika to serve.
3. 4 points per 1/4 cup serving

I am wishing I had some hummus right now, as hummus on toast would be a lovely, quick dinner on a day when I do not feel enthusiastic about cooking.

Now, to add to my interesting day, there is a puppy who has taken up residence in my backyard. I have named him Rufus Wainwright. I suppose I should go find out to whom he belongs.... He is awfully cute, and he seems to like it here. Maybe his owner will be angry with him for running away and will want me to keep him. I mean, I did already give him an awesome name.


  1. Hi Angela, hope your migrain goes away for better and your feel good. The hummus sure looks delicious and it is an accomplishment to post something this good, when you are actually in pain.

  2. Yum, I love humous!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  3. I hope you feel better very soon. Great looking hummus!

  4. You just snuggle Rufus Wainwright for a good hour or so and you'll forget all about that nasty headache :)

    awesome recipe!

  5. Feel better soon Angela!!!!! Great looking hummus, thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. I hope you are feeling better!! There is nothing worse than a headache that won't go away...

    Your hummus looks delish!

    I love when Rufus sings that song...

  7. Hi Angela
    Hope u are doing fine now.

    Love quick and easy recipes. Will surely give this a try..
    Take care

  8. Awww, feel better! And, I have all of the ingredients for this and am excited to make it today!!

  9. Oh no! I hope your headache goes away! This hummus sounds delicious!

  10. Looks really tasty! Hope your migraine gets better. I know how terrible they can be.

  11. When I moved to MN, I always made hummus because it didn't exist here. Then it did and I stopped. Thanks for the reminder of how easy it is! Hope all is better today.

  12. I had NO idea hummus was this easy.....I'll be trying this.

  13. I love hummus! I suppose I could use canned chickpeas as well?


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