Classic homemade hummus is so easy to make at home – it comes together in minutes. Don’t forget tons of toasted pine nuts!

Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts |

This is a staple in our house. I make it on a nearly weekly basis.

I love, love, love that I can get a snack full of protein without feeling guilty about it. Extra points for choosing veggies over hummus triangles.

Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts |

I use Liz’s recipe. She writes The Lemon Bowl, a great site for tons of healthy recipes! I’ve referred people to her recipe forever, so I figured I would do it officially with some photos.

Follow the link to get the recipe for the hummus.

My tips/changes to the recipe:

  • I (gasp!) leave out the garlic. My husband doesn’t really like garlic (gasp again!), and I can survive without it in this. If I have to. Please don’t send me hate mail.
  • I sometimes add a bit more water and olive oil to thin it out a little. Play with the consistency until you get something you like, and taste as you go.
  • Blend, blend, blend. And then blend some more. I like it smooth. Let your food processor run for a solid chunk of time (a few minutes) to achieve a smooth consistency. I still can’t get it as smooth as it comes to the table at our favorite restaurants though. How do they do that?
  • The more toasted pine nuts the better. Trust me on this one. Your wallet will hate you but your taste buds will love you. It’s a good trade-off.
  • If you’re feeling crazy, drizzle it will a little extra dose of good-quality extra virgin olive oil. This works especially well if you’re using pita for dipping.

Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts |