Hummus is one of my favorite spreads and dips. It is incredibly healthy, delicious, and super easy to make. I have been thinking about coming up with a new hummus recipe recently, and wanted to incorporate parsley. I love the flavors of garlic, parsley, and lemon, and they remind me of my childhood and Greek food in general. During lent, it is nice to have options which are satisfying. Eastern Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Easter is not until the beginning of May, so we are in the middle of lent. The parsley, garlic, and lemon each have a starring role and deliver a nice punch. This hummus offers layers of strong flavors, and each bite is better than the next. I will warn you though, you may need a breath mint afterwards 😉 It pairs extremely well with a good quality corn tortilla chip, especially blue ones. It is also nice on pita bread with a salad. This hummus is extremely healthy and really delivers on flavor. If you enjoy the flavors of garlic, lemon, and parsley, this is your hummus.
- 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 15 oz can)
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 3 Tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup and 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp water
- zest of 1 small lemon (a little less than 1/4 tsp. zest)
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- Note: I do not use tahini in my hummus recipes. Growing up we always made our hummus without tahini, and my mother would refer to it as the 'Greek way'. Try it out...it is really delicious!
#1 If you are watching your calories, use some water in place of the oil. Just be sure to stir well before serving.
#2 Using dry beans is great. Make a large batch ahead, and then freeze them in 1 1/2 cups servings. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw overnight in the fridge, before using. It is as quick as using canned, and couldn’t be easier.
#3 Make this hummus when entertaining. It will be a great addition to your spread and your guests will love it. You can also make it up to 2 days ahead.
I am super excited to bring this to Fiesta Friday #114! The co-host this week is Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook .
Try my other hummus flavors!