I’ve been on a mission to recreate Zoe’s hummus. Have you heard of Zoe’s Kitchen? It’s sort of Mediterranean restaurant, except not totally Mediterranean. The food is always super fresh and delicious and I’ve never had something I didn’t love there. My favorite thing on their menu is the hummus. Man it’s good. You can also buy a carton to go, and snack off of it all week. Like I often do. So instead of continuing to buy hummus from Zoe’s every week, I decided to try and re-create my own version. And while this isn’t anything like Zoe’s hummus, it’s pretty darn good. And a little spicy. I’m starting to see a trend here, I think I might like spicy things.
What do you like to eat with hummus? I’m not going to lie, my favorite thing is pita bread. Or just any bread. Or crackers. Or chips. Basically any kind of carb. Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy a good carrot stick but if I had my pick, it would be bread. Bread wins, every time. I really should try to change my eating habits.
You know who else likes spicy hummus? This cute little guy.
This is my new little buddy Adrick. We’re spending the week together doing things like playing patty cake and eating spicy hummus. But shh don’t tell his mom, I don’t think she’d approve of spicy hummus.
- 1 can garbanzo beans (drained)
- 1½ tbs olive oil
- 3½ tbs lemon juice
- 2 tbs water
- 2½ tbs tahini
- ½ tbs paprika
- 1 clove garlic
- several dashes of hot sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredient in a food processor and process until smooth. If you want an extra smooth hummus, remove the shell around the garbanzo beans before you process them.
- Serve with pita bread and carrot sticks