Speedy Noms: Homemade Hummus


There’s nothing better than enjoying a home-cooked meal, made with care and love, surrounded by family and friends. A nicely set table, maybe some candles, and some mood music…

…But sometimes, you have this thing called “life” that just gets in the way, and you end up with a slim 30 minute timeframe from when you finally make it home from work to when you’ll collapse and pass out from exhaustion. For those times, there’s this recipe.

ingredients for hummus

I recently found this while browsing through Gwyneth Paltrow’s ridiculously self-indulgent blog-thing, GOOP, and landing upon a “Clean Eats” menu that actually had some decent-sounding recipes in there (including this one).

This is a great hummus that couldn’t get any easier to make- as long as you have a mini-chopper or blender, you’re in business! Pair it with celery, pita bread, carrots, or whatever you find to be dip-able!

Homemade Hummus

Makes about 2 cups


  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

before ...


1) Blend all ingredients in a mini-chopper until smooth.

2) Serve and enjoy 🙂

... and after

This is the first of a series of recipes that I’ll be labeling “Speedy Noms”. Very imaginative title, I know- but whenever you need a fast culinary fix, just click on that category and you’ll be sure to find something.

Happy Eating 🙂


  1. ting says

    total yum! 😀 and you can totally spice up hummus with a ton of different ingredients! sun-dried tomatoes, jalapeno, pine nuts, eggplant, olives… AND you can use it in sandwiches, chicken, grilled veggies, pasta salad, cucumber cups… this post makes me so hungry. yum. 🙂 really excited about your speedy noms category!


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