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Homemade Hummus

Thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring today’s recipe.

During the holidays the parties are endless! It is pretty exciting but also can add a bit of stress to these months. When asked to bring a snack to holiday parties, I tend to always go the healthier/ not dessert way. Most parties are overloaded with sweet treats (and I make sure to take part in enjoying those things!) but people also love a little something on the salty/ fresh side! Hummus is surprising easy to make and if you just add your favorite dipping veggies, Mezzetta olives, and pita chips – you are set to go with a dish that delights!

I love picking up some fancy Olives and Peppers from Mezzetta especially around the holidays! They make a quick & easy dish a bit more fancy and all dressed up for a party. I took this dish along to one of our gatherings and people kept commenting on how long it must have taken me to get this all together – truth is, it was only 15 min! Now you can save on Mezzetta with a downloadable $.50 off coupon on any Mezzetta products valid through December 31st. While you are grabbing the coupon, make sure you enter the Daily Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway! There will be one winner each day and you could be one! 

HOMEMADE HUMMUS

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 can of garbanzo beans/ chickpeas
2 tbs of fresh garlic
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs olive oil
1 tsp of kosher salt

HOW TO:
1. Combine and blend in a food processor. Make sure not to over blend. I use my Ninja blender when I make my hummus at home.
2. Serve and enjoy!

PAIR WITH:
– Cherry Tomatoes
– Cellery
– Carrots
Black Olives
Stuffed Olives
– Feta
Banana Peppers
– Pita Chips

WHAT DO YOU LOVE TO BRING TO HOLIDAY PARTIES?


  • I adore hummus and the idea of bringing a homemade version makes me feel so grown up, I love it!

  • I'm usually the one on baked goods! Sometimes, if I'm feeling too busy with other work, I just bring the utensils. I know, I'm horrible! Anyways, pita and hummus is delicious! So fresh and flavorful and healthy… Which naturally means that I can eat an unlimited amount, right? ๐Ÿ˜› -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  • I make the best cupcakes, that what my friends say ๐Ÿ˜€ at least it's something, right? thank you for your comment, I adore your blog!

  • I love hummus! It's such a great party dish too!

  • ashley

    Hummus is soooo good! <3

  • I agree!

  • Thanks! It is a fun one. It can be a cake plate and a punch bowl too!

  • YUM! keep up the good work.

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ !!

  • No worries! We always need utensils! and I think the second part is completely true!

  • Yes! And it is the easiest thing to whip up! I love making it for people who are already over and hungry for a snack!

  • oh this looks so easy and we loooooove hummus!

  • It is easy! And you can easily add different spices for taste!

  • I love that you don't use tahini (I never do because of its limited shelf life). This sounds wonderful. When I can bring a delicious, healthy food to parties and gatherings.

  • Also, we have a Ninja, too, and love it.

  • It is amazing!

  • and yes! We are so twins!