50 pounds of chickpeas? hummus recipes

50 pounds of chickpeas – How long will that last? 

bulkchickpeasThis household LOVES hummus. I can’t keep it stocked and most of the time, when I go to get some out of the fridge, there is one or two teaspoons full left and that is it. GRIFFEN !!! – You know that I am talking about you!

This weekend, I picked up 2-25 pound bags of dried chick peas. Tall Man was kind enough to run and pick up my Bountiful Basket order on Saturday morning for me since I am still a little bit under the weather after my surgery. (day 12 post-op!!) THANK YOU LARRY for running errands on your birthday!

Me, being me, decided that they needed to be put in “our family” serving size bags for better storage… I am only 25 pounds into this bulk journey, and we have 20-3 cup bags and a whole bowl soaking for tomorrow’s hummus.  25 pounds to go!!

Here are a few hummus recipes to keep you going this week!  (serve with pita, chips, carrots and bell peppers, use as a spread on sandwiches)

 

I always double my recipes and use 3 cups of chickpeas.

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 tbsp sun dried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tbsp of Lemon Juice

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

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Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Chickpea Water (from can) or 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 tbsp Tahini
  • Splash of Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Hummus

(lower in fat)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Tahini
  • Splash of Lemon Juice

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Hummus

(lower in fat)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Tahini
  • Splash of Lemon Juice

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

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Avocado-Hummus Dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium Hass avocados, peeled and chopped
  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

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Green Goddess Fresh Herb Hummus

Ingredients:

  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • the juice of one small lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 heaping cup fresh herbs, roughly chopped (Dill, Basil, Tarragon, and Chives, Thyme, Cilantro, Parsley – or any fresh herbs that you like!!)

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.