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My baby loves hummus…really LOVES it!

Ask the kids what they want for a snack and Sweet Girl will ask for a sticky bun…not the little guy, nope

He wants carrots and hummus!

Now there are so many hummus recipes out there  but I am always on the look out for something new.  When my friend, who’s husband is on an anti-inflammatory diet due to arthritis, gave me this recipe I jumped all over it…thanks Brenda!

3 cups cooked garbanzo beans (chick peas) or 2 cans

1/4 Cup of the cooking liquid from the beans

1/2 Cup Tahini (sesame seed paste)

3 cloves garlic peeled (I often use more but I’m a garlicky girl!)

1/4 Cup + 1 TBSP lemon juice

3 TBSP Water

3/4 tsp sea salt (adjust to your taste)

1/2 Cup Almond butter (I make mine out of raw almonds in the Vita-Mix)

2 tsp Curry powder
Put it all in a blender and blend till smooth!

(If you leave out the almond butter and curry you can have plain hummus, but what fun is that?)

Serve to your kids with carrots, peppers, broccoli or celery to dip…what a perfectly healthy and easy snack!

And just for fun try different flavors, like hummus with spinach, or feta cheese, or my all time favorite…roasted red and yellow peppers.  Oh my!

So go and make yourself some homemade hummus…you will be glad you did!

Kim can also be found at the inadvertent farmer where she is raising organic fruits, veggies, critters, kids, and…a camel!

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