Posted by / 21 February 2015 /

Quick and Easy Hummus

Have you heard this poem?



Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is fair and wise and good in every way.

I heard this poem from my Grandma Holt when I was little.  She used to sing it as a song to me, but I don't recall the tune.  I was born on a Monday and I remember Grandma telling me this. 

Well, today I was a Saturday's child, working on food items for the busy upcoming week.  I made two kinds of hummus and some turkey sausage for quick breakfasts.  The hummus recipes were easy and so much less expensive than buying premade hummus at the store.  My recipes made twice as much hummus for less than half of what I paid for it premade.  I made two kinds: Avocado Hummus and Sundried Tomato Hummus.

Top is Avocado Hummus, bottom is Sundried Tomato Hummus
Avocado Hummus



1 can chickpeas, drained
1 avocado, pitted and flesh scooped out
1 T tahini paste
salt
pepper
red pepper flakes
juice from 1/2 of a lemon
2 T olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
parsley
paprika

Place all ingredients into the food processor and process until uniformly smooth.  Store in refrigerator.

Sundried Tomato Hummus



1 can chickpeas, drained
1/3 cup sundried tomatoes (no oil)
1 T tahini paste
salt
pepper
juice from 1/2 lemon
2 T olive oil
1 T garlic paste ( or 1 clove garlic, minced)
parsley

Place all ingredients into the food processor and process until uniformly smooth.  Store in refrig until served.

This amount of hummus will last me a couple of weeks.  These glass refrigerator boxes have lids and the product will keep nicely for this time.  I take about 1/3 c of hummus and a load of veggies for part of my lunch or for a mid morning snack. 

On a side note:  I have been having trouble with Blogger and comments on my blog.  Thanks to the marvelous Jenn at Munchkinland I believe those troubles are over.  If you need help with your blog, she is very good and very reasonable. 
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