Hi! I would like to share a recipe for one of my family’s favorite things to eat: hummus! Theo loves the stuff, and has been known to reek like garlic for days after I make a batch of hummus. One night when he was about 7 months old, I was nursing him and I kept smelling something… potent. “Is it Theo?”, I wondered. “What on earth is that smell?!” I knew I had just changed his diaper and the likelihood of it being full so soon was not good. I wondered and wondered and then I put him to bed. The next day when I retrieved him, the smell was there, once again. All of a sudden, I pinpointed it: garlic! The kid was saturated in the stench of the stuff. Gross, but not gross enough to discourage me from offering him hummus on a regular basis.
This recipe is easy and makes a large batch. Enjoy!
2 cans chickpeas
3 cloves garlic
2 tbs lemon juice (fresh-squeezed or juice from bottle), depending on preference. Give it a taste after adding a few so you can adjust it to your liking.
1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
dash chili pepper
handful of fresh, washed organic spinach, kale, or other greens
Put all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate and eat with veggies, chips, crackers, on salad, on sandwiches, etc.
Theo will eat this stuff for every meal if I let him (and sometimes, if he won’t eat much else, I let him). It makes a fantastic mess, yes, and that’s a pain, but it is hilarious to see his face smothered in green hummus and of course I love to see him eat and enjoy healthy food!