Okay friends… y’all are in for yet another treat! My friend Jana is going to give you an amazing recipe. I’m secretly hoping that She will send me some of this! 😉 Jana is one of my blog friends who I have yet to meet in person, and I can’t wait to!!
Oh and make sure you go see if you won the Plant Fusion giveaway!! I totally forgot to post it yesterday!
Hi Delights and Delectables readers! My name is Jana Antil and I am the blogger behind Happy Wife Healthy Life, where I share my experiences as a newlywed and puppy mama, along with delicious recipes, homemaking and decorating ideas, fashion posts, fitness fun, and plenty of life tidbits. I am learning how to balance it all in the healthiest way I can, with quite a few cups of coffee enjoyed along the way!
I have been blog friends with Brittany for a couple years now, so when she asked me to guest post I immediately jumped at the chance! I thought if her readers are as sweet as Brittany (which I know y’all are!) then I would love to introduce myself to you too! Thank you for having me today Britt!
Hummus is one of those foods that can be made a million different ways, with a thousand different ingredients. I actually used to think I didn’t even like hummus, but it turns out that I am just not a fan of store bought hummus…Go figure!
I love making hummus not only because it’s delicious, but also because it is budget friendly, versatile, and I can control the ingredients within my own kitchen. What can I say; homemade hummus is a win-win in every way!
I created this recipe for a get-together with friends while watching football playoffs. This is a basic hummus recipe, so for all of you beginners, it is a great starting place. Also, since there is no tahini added to the mix, it is great for your wallet too as tahini can be a bit pricey! Feel free to play around with the recipe depending on your taste for garlic by adding more or less cloves, but make sure to keep that squirt of lemon juice though because it really freshens and brightens up the entire recipe!
Basic White Bean and Garlic Hummus
- 2 cups White Beans (Cannellini or Navy work just fine! I actually used dried beans that had been quick-soaked and cooked to save money and to regulate the sodium while removing the preservatives! Feel free to do either canned or dried!)
- 2-4 garlic cloves, minced (Amount depends on individual taste.)
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (The juice of roughly half a lemon.)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ – ¾ cup water (Add enough water to get the mixture moving! I would start with ¼ cup and then add more as needed.)
In a food processor or blender (I use a Ninja), add all the ingredients to the bowl. Process or blend until smooth and serve with an extra drizzle of olive oil on top, along with pita bread, pita chips, veggies like red bell pepper, celery or carrots, and extra goodies like feta and Kalamata olives would be wonderful too!
Thank you so much Brittany for letting me guest post for you today! If you like what you see, feel free to stop by my blog and stay in touch!
Blog: Happy Wife Healthy Life
Thanks so much Jana! I will def be making this for the Super Bowl— Go Petyon!!
Questions for You:
- Are you a fan of hummus? Do you prefer your hummus to be store-bought or do you prefer it homemade?
- Have you ever had hummus using beans besides the typical chickpeas, such as white beans, black beans or even kidney beans?
- What is your favorite way to eat hummus? I love mine slathered on pita bread with roasted veggies and feta cheese! Absolutely delicious!