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My husband, Mike, and I moved from NJ to Southwest Florida in September 2006. I currently work at the Punta Gorda Library and fill my free time with crafts, reading and my experiments in the kitchen.  Our fur kids, Buddy the dog and Nibbles (aka Brutus) the cat, keep us entertained all day. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

All things HUMMUS!

I used to think that hummus looked like flavorless baby food.  Whenever it was offered to me, I would turn my nose up at the tan mush.  One day, a coworker brought in homemade hummus with warm pita bread.  That is when my love of hummus began.

I really enjoy the Sabra brand of hummus. Their original is tasty but my favorite is the roasted red pepper flavor.  I have also tried the Publix brand hummus, which is very good.


How do I eat my hummus?  I love to eat it with slices of cucumber instead of chips or pita.  I love to spread it on my tortilla, add fresh spinach, some cooked chicken or turkey, and some feta cheese.  Roll it all up and delicious wrap.


One Halloween, I decided to make pumpkin hummus from scratch to bring to a party. I also took a ghost shaped cookie cutter and cut out shapes from tortillas and baked them.  Very tasty.  Here is the pumpkin hummus recipe.


Pumpkin Hummus

2 Tbsp tahini (if you can't find tahini, use creamy peanut butter)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground pepper
1 - 15 oz can pumpkin
1 can garbanzo beans
1 garlic clove chopped

Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.

Recently my husband saw that Bush's Beans had put out a line of Hummus Made Easy. He bought some for me and tonight I tried it.  I have to say that it was very good. I made the Classic flavor with reduced sodium garbanzo beans. It was so good that I'm planning to go out and get a bunch of mix and beans to keep on hand in case of spontaneous party. 

If you think you don't like hummus, give it another try.  I'm glad I did.

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