Homemade Hummus

There are many things that we are obsessed with here at Granny Girls and we are not ashamed of the fact that most of these things are “Shit Girls Say” worthy.  You know, things like fall, pumpkin everything, the word “cute”, mini donuts, mason jars.  You get the picture.  One obsession that’s close to the top of our list is hummus.  We wish we were joking, but sadly (or not, depending on your awesome factor) we are not.  For further proof, see our “What is a Granny Girl” video.  

There are many reasons why we love hummus, the top three being: it’s healthy, it’s delicious & it’s wicked easy to make!  Anytime we get together, whether it’s for crafting, watching a movie or just for a quick coffee, hummus is usually involved.  I've even considered being hummus as a halloween costume but realized it was nearly impossible to accomplish without looking like a girl in a giant creamy yellow colored sack.  #costumefail - yes that was a hash tag in a blog post.  

As we begin our blogging adventures here at Granny Girls, we can’t promise in which direction our future posts will go but what we can promise you is that there will be plenty more hummus recipes.  We thought that we should start off by featuring our go-to version:

Traditional Hummus


  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 tablepoons of tahini (sesame seed butter)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


1.  Put all ingredients in a food processor.  Combine and blend until it becomes smooth and creamy.  If it is too thick you can add more lemon juice, olive oil or even water.

2.  Top with paprika and serve!

You can serve your hummus with fresh cut veggies & pita chips.  Pita chips are extremely simple to make.  

To make  your pita chips, just take a pita and cut it in triangle sizes and bake in the oven at 350ºF until slightly crispy and brown in color.  Keep an eye on them but it shouldn't take more than around 5 minutes.

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