A Hummus Among Us*

There has been a hummus among us me for the past 3 days. With the husband being gone for two weeks, I have reverted back to my single girl ways (you know where I find something I love and eat it every day, all day). I have eaten this hummus for the last 3 days straight. I have had it for lunch, snack, dinner, and I may or may not have eaten a couple bites of it before leaving my house at 7 am this morning (no one was there to see…so if no one saw it, it doesn’t really count). I have eaten it with wheat thins, carrots, cucumbers, celery, pita, and today I even had it in a wrap…you know to branch out and all. So now think about this, I have eaten Roasted Garlic Hummus for the last 3 days, all day. That’s right. I smell like the socks from a sweaty Middle Eastern chef. And then this afternoon, after my hummus fest, the husband calls and informs me that he will be getting out of work early, and making the 4 hour drive home…and will be home right in time for dinner. My mind immediately figures out that it is going to take me the full 4 hours to detox myself and scrub every inch of my body to smell half way decent…and with that being priority number 1, I will not  have time to go to the store and get something for dinner since all I had was…Hummus (which would have been fine for me, but I don’t think my pores could take another dose of garlic and I know Jorge would not have been thrilled with hummus for dinner). Luckily, I convinced him to take me out to dinner and he sweetly never mentioned if I still smelled like those socks I mentioned earlier. However I did catch the hostess giving me the stank eye…but I am pretty sure that is because I have such a handsome husband…not because I smelled like an underarm.

Either way, I have finished all of the hummus I had, and when the husband leaves again on Sunday I plan on whipping up another huge batch. Not only was it easy to throw together, it was also tasty and ass friendly healthy. As my scary addiction grows, I keep contemplating buying this mug saying “Hummus Is My Homeboy”. Do you think they make it in a bowl instead? That way I could use it to eat my hummus out of…




Roasted Garlic Hummus


2 cups canned chick-peas or cooked chickpeas
3 tablespoons tahini
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup warm water
1 extra large head of garlic
1 lemon, juice of
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 375°F Cut off the very top of the garlic clove (about 1/4") so that the tops of most of the cloves are exposed slightly. Coat with a little olive oil and wrap securely in tin foil. Roast garlic in oven for 1 hour. Remove and allow cool.

Using your fingers, squeeze the soft, roasted garlic out of each clove into food processor (this is easily done when the garlic has cooled completely). Set aside 3 garlic cloves for later use. Rinse and drain chickpeas. Add them, and all other ingredients except olive oil and the 3 roasted garlic cloves you set aside, to the food processor and blend until completely smooth.

Scrape ingredients off sides of food processor to make sure it blends evenly. Finally add a tablespoon of olive oil at a time until you have reached the desired consistency. Add it very slowly, allowing the mixture to combine fully before adding more liquid. For a tasty garnish, mince the 3 roasted garlic cloves you set aside and toss in a tiny bit of olive oil and place on top of hummus.

Serve at room temperature with pita, crackers, or veggies. Also you can add it as a condiment to a wrap! Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.

Adapted from: Recipezaar

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30 Responses to “A Hummus Among Us”

  1. 1

    Faith — June 26, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    This is so funny! Hummus is a favorite in my house too, but we usually leave the garlic raw and only add 1-2 cloves. Your idea of roasting it is much better, lol!

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    Heather — June 26, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    I do the same thing when my husband is out of town! Last time it was minestrone soup and starbucks ice cream – two things he would never eat. There is a similar recipe for hummus in the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and I’ve wanted to make it several times, however I’ve never been able to find Tahini (granted I’ve never gone to a specialty store to find it). Did you find yours at your supermarket?

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    Jen_from_NJ — June 26, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    I will have to try your addictive hummus recipe! Sounds garlicky and delicious!

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    Laura — June 26, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    I logged into my google reader this morning to look for a hummus recipe and conveniently this was right there! I can’t wait to make this for a cookout this week. Thanks for sharing.

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    Joanne — June 26, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    This makes me laugh because I could definitely eat hummus for days on end as well. There’s a hummus bar across the street from my apartment and they have a lunch special of just a hummus platter and it is the most delicious tahini-infused hummus ever. I can’t get enough of it. I’m SO going to have to try this roasted garlic version!

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    Laetitia — June 26, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    When the cat’s away … :-)
    We’re all the same : when I love an ingredient or a recipe, I eat it every meal! at this time, it’s fresh whole bread… fortunalety i don’t get bad breath 😉 To use roasted garlic is a very good idea!

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    Zia Elle — June 26, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    I do exactly the same when my husband go out for some days….
    I like hummus very much and i’m always looking for new and different recipes to do it. I love your humus and I will try it very very soon!! Thanks for sharing!
    Ciao frome Rome, Italy!!

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    Katerina — June 26, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    What is it that you say when you get married? For better or worse, etc. Well I guess that is what you have to endure sometimes when you are married. I like garlic a lot and I guess my husband may feel it from time to time, but as they say …until death do us part. This hummus looks absolutely delicious.

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    the Ungourmet — June 26, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    I am crazy for hummus! I bet with all of that garlic you’ll ward off illness for the next year! ;D Love this post. Very funny!

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    Kulsum — June 27, 2010 @ 4:30 am

    I think we all have a go to recipe when we are SINGLE.
    Mine is ” Pita bread spread with tahini and yogurt topped with onions,cheddar cheese and sumac. Talking about it makes me hungry at work !

    I also think hummus should be given the award of simpliest and tastiest dip ever.

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    Sharlene — June 27, 2010 @ 5:41 am

    Hahaha I’m the same way! It’s usually some kind of pasta/pizza with ingredients that my boyfriend isn’t fond of such as goat cheese. (I know. I need to train him better!) I’ve never actually made hummus but love it dearly so I’ll definitely have to try this one out!

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    and flowers pick themselves — June 27, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    adorable bowl + delicious photos. have a lovely day :)

    xo Alison

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    SugarCooking — June 27, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    What a great idea! I love anything with roasted garlic and I love hummus so I’ll definitely have to try this ASAP!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — June 27, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    I love hummus! I just wish it wasn’t so hard for me to make without a food processor. :(

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    Krishnaveni — June 27, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

    excellent with crackers….great

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    Polwig — June 27, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

    I love hummus too and I know so many toddlers that can eat it day and night, especially the picky ones… go figure 😉

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    Theresa — June 28, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    Just popped over and LOVING your blog. Already planning to cook some soup and dessert tonight using your recipes! I almost spit out my drink when I read “Ass Friendly”. I love it!

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    Allie — June 29, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    This post seriously made me crack up! What is wrong with eating hummus in the AM!? It looks amazing so I don’t blame you. I will definitely have to try this. And as always, your pictures are beautiful.

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    Martha — June 29, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    I’m a huge fan of hummus too. I have it just about every day for lunch. Love it served with tabbouleh and whole grain pita :-)

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    fresh365 — June 29, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

    What a great mug! Hummus is at the top of my food chain too and I love the addition of roasted garlic!

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    Todd — July 23, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    I don’t get much out of tahini…it’s kind of muddy and flavorless to me…so I use sesame oil and a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter in my hummus. :)

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    Gypsy Rhapsody — August 8, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

    Hilarious!!! I do the same thing when I’m all alone, and there’s nothing like homemade hummus :-)

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    mrs spock — February 5, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    We gave this 2 thumbs up!

    • Jessica replied: — February 6th, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

      Glad you liked it! 😀

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