Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cucumber Hummus

I love having a fridge full of homemade dips and sauces.  For some reason I just find that very satisfying.  This homemade hummus is among my favorites.  Five years ago I don't think I had ever eaten hummus.  Once we were introduced, we became quick friends.  Hummus is perfect for dipping pita bread, veggies and crackers.  It makes a wonderful spread for sandwiches and wraps too.  We are big cucumber fans over here and I love the hint of cucumber that this hummus has.  My favorite Mediterranean restaurant serves their hummus with pomegranate seeds.  After eating it like that, I have to add it in.  The little sweet burst of pomegranate in each bite is addicting.  Plus it looks so pretty!  Excuse me now, I need to go eat some hummus.

2 cups Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 sprigs fresh Dill
½ Cucumber, chopped
½ tsp Salt
1 TBS Lemon Juice
1 TBS Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp paprika
olive oil, pomegranate seeds and a dash of cayenne pepper to garnish

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed.  Scoop hummus into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and pomegranate seeds.  Serve with pita bread, crackers or veggies.

Source:  Vegan Family Recipes


Jamie Young said...

We love hummus around here and I've been toying with the idea of making it, but most recipes recommend shelling the chickpeas first and that seemed like way too much work than it was worth. So glad to see that you didn't have to with this recipe and it still turned out great!

Janessa said...

I don't think I'd be making this if I had to she'll them first. This was super fast and easy! My kind of recipe :)

CakePants said...

I love making homemade hummus, though I've somewhat fallen into a rut as far as the varieties I make (plain or roasted red pepper). I've never had cucumber hummus, but it sounds delicious - can't wait to try this!

Janessa said...

Thanks! It is a yummy variation to a classic. The hint of cucumber and dill give it a light summery twist. Hope you enjoy :)

Meghan said...

I love cucumbers with dill...then add it to hummus? Sounds amazing!

Janessa said...

Thanks Meghan! I appreciate you stopping by! I agree, this hummus is pretty amazing stuff. Happy eating :)

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