Basic Hummus


I’m definitely not intending to brag, but…

My son Cas reached two really fun milestones this weekend.

My husband received his first kiss, which was a very wet, open mouthed face bash. Its still very sweet to be able to ask for and receive a kiss.

He also gave me his first sign! I’ve been signing “more, please” to him when he eats for a few months. When he was eating the other day he started banging his hands together. I thought he was just playing at first but soon realized that he was doing his version of “more.” I guess we still need to work on the “please.” Its so fun to see him growing, learning and communicating. I did sign language with Lola and people were always amazed at the things she could communicate to us. I would really recommend that anyone with a baby learn some very basic signs. We generally do “more,” “please,” “bath,” and “help.” I might add “diaper” for Cas since he is much more sensitive about sitting in a wet or dirty diaper than Lola is.

While Cas isn’t quite ready for hummus, this is a great dip to serve to older babies. Lola used to eat it by the fistful before she turned into a more finicky toddler.

This would also be a great, healthy option to serve for your Super Bowl party. A few simple ingredients whip together in the food processor in no time. I would do this over store-bought hummus every time. Its so much cheaper and you can control the consistency if you prefer it thicker or thinner.

I love this hummus with pita chips, but stay tuned this week when I’ll show you a delicious, healthy, and vegetarian sandwich you can put it in!


Basic Hummus
  • 1 15oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, adding a drizzle of water as needed to reach desired consistency.
  2. Serve with pita chips, celery, carrots, or crackers.
Recipe adapted from The Joy of Cooking


  1. says

    God I love hummus. I definitely need to make my own instead of spending $5 on it every weekend!

    Signing with babies is the BEST! So rewarding, so quickly :)


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