Wednesday, July 20, 2011

thank heavens for hummus


We have the world's most picky-eater on our hands. She's just not that into food- much prefers hourly top ups of Mama's milk. So, when I do find a food that takes her fancy I take the opportunity to fill her up on it as much as I can. Hummus happens to be one of her favourites, which is perfect for this vegetarian lassy. Chickpeas are full of manganese, folate, protein, fiber and iron making hummus a supersnack for little ones. I am a huge fan of roasted garlic hummus or spicy roast red pepper hummus, but for her I keep it simple:

Ingredients
1 can of chickpeas (or 1 cup of boiled and cooled chickpeas)
juice from 1 lemon
1 1/2 tbs tahini
1 garlic clove
olive oil
(water if needed for desired consistency)
salt

Directions
Blend all ingredients into a smooth paste and use as a dip for sliced veggies or crackers or as a sandwich condiment.

How do you like your hummus?

xo m.

24 comments:

Amy said...

Yum yum, I love hummus! I like mine with lots of garlic and my own sundried tomatoes. Or, I have found that it tastes great with leftover roast veges blitzed through or some sort of fruit like apricots or peaches, for sort of a desserty treat :)

Lori ann said...

oh my goodness she is so sweet! and what a sweet mama you are too for making her such yummy hummus (that she obviously loves).
:)

Catherine said...

Your little girl is so sweet and such a big girl now:) She definitely loves her hummus, very cute photos of her. I love hummus too, it's my new lunch snack. I love eating it with some organic rosemary crackers, very yummy. Glad to see you are having such a wonderful holiday. xo

Jgee said...

Hummus is a big hit in our household as well, such a handy, nutritious snack/lunch item. I make mine pretty much the same way as you although I must confess, I do sometimes cut corners and buy it from Coles!

Gaby said...

hummus is the best! i've been meaning to make it with actual dried chickpeas for a while now, but the convenience of cans is just irresistible. x

georgi hampton said...

hummus! delicious. i've never boiled the chick peas first, i usually just leave them overnight soaking (the dried ones) and use them .. have you tried baba ganouj? x

Madeline said...

Hummus was the first 'solid' food my baby didn't reject! Love hummus. Thanks for the comment on my blog. :)

I am Lady Jay said...

I totally relate! I ADORE hummus and I adore how simple it is too!!

Throw in a teaspoon of cumin and it gives it a lovely earthy flavour!

Can you post your roast garlic hummus recipe?

Julie said...

Ditto that! Sounds alot my my littlest one. Love to nurse but, boy, she loves hummus, too!

emily said...

my boy is not a picky eater, but hummus is a favorite, especially daddy's homemade. my husband is the hummus maker, and when he starts to soak the chickpeas the little guy gets very excited! We keep it simple, and usually skip the garlic. It's always a nice treat to add fresh chopped parsley.... makes the hummus green!

Judith said...

Thankyou for your comment Meagan x
Glad to find your space here...being vegetarian,I am looking forwaed to checking out some of your recipe ideas..always looking for new ones!

kristi said...

She looks so cute here. Yay for hummus, we could not live without it.

michelle said...

Your beautiful little one is obviously thriving.
I sent little containers of homemade hummus with carrot sticks to school in the lunch boxes this week and my 12 year old was teased because it didn't come out of a packet. Sad that some kids think that packaged foods are the norm.
I would love a walk around your parents vegetable garden, it looks inspiring. Enjoy your holiday.x

Saminda said...

Mmmm, that looks delicious! I used to make hommus a lot but haven't done so in ages. Might have to change that. ;)And your little lady is so beautiful!

Emma @ my darling lemon thyme said...

How awesome that she loves hummus :-) Ada likes it every now-and-then, but kye won't touch the stuff :-(
I love hummus with plenty of roasted garlic and cumin seeds, and love to eat it spread ridiculously thick on bread topped with chutney Xx

motherwho said...

Hi meagan,

I lovveeee hummus too! I make ours very similar to the recipe you posted here, but with cumin (to taste) - delish! And have not added salt before.

Unfortunately my fusspot turns her nose up at the sight of hummus (and vegies, and sandwiches, and milk, and pasta, and water, and... you get the gist).

xo

charlotte said...

we to love it!! My 2 year old has just started to really enjoy making it too. x x x

Isil said...

Bless her! I also have a hummus related post today. We love hummus pizza.xxx

This Simple Life is Rich said...

AAAhhh, the sweet-ahem--savory simplicity of hummus!!! My little guy does love some hummus... and so do I! Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment! I adore your blog-the title is so clever-and by golly, I think I will grab a cup of tea and sit a while!
Cheers!! xoxo -Paula

Annabella said...

Thanks for stopping by - I LOVE your blog! I could never get my son to eat hummus - perhaps the texture? but I absolutely adore it. The pink cotton nappies and your daughter are super cute too!

Ooty said...

=) living in Israel, we are having it with any meal he he - the kids love it -I take it with omebushi and thini as well.

Alisa said...

(Sob!) I absolutely love hummus but am allergic to sesame. Lucky your little one loves it, gorgeous pics. x

Kylie said...

Yumm - we could not live without it and I make a batch every week:)
We enjoy ours with veges and crackers and for an extra special treat spread over a rice wrap with cheese and salami. It looks like she is enjoying it. It surprises me how many people ask what my children are eating when we are out and about and enjoying it.

ecoMILF said...

@georgi I have made baba ganouj before and it was delicious, but definitely takes a bit ore preparation and steps than hummus! xo m.

@I am Lady Jay- The only difference in the roast garlic recipe is that I rub half of a garlic bulb with olive oil and then throw it into the oven to roast and sizzle for 20 minutes, then I remove the skin/peel and out pops a soft roasted garlic clove from each section and I throw this in to the hummus recipe to replace the raw garlic. xo m.

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