Give hummus a flavor kick with this Almond Garlic Hummus. Almonds, garlic, chickpeas, and almond butter make up this savory, gluten free snack!
Two almond recipes in one week! I’m on a roll. So I gotta be honest.. I’ve never been a huuuuuge hummus person. I like it, but I’m not like ‘oh em geeeee gimme all the hummus’. I am, however, that girl who shouts ‘OMG ALMONDS ALMONDS ALMONDS’. I figured why not combine the two into one tasty O-M-G worthy snack? Hopefully you’re on board with that.
So lately I’ve been noticing a pattern with Layla. Every time I take her on a walk I get stopped at least four times to have someone tell me how “beautiful” “cute” and “unique” looking she is. Up until now, I’ve responded with a polite “thank you” (usually more like “aww thank you”), but lately I’ve been thinking I should stare at them, give them a hair flip and reply “thank you”. Basically I’m going to pretend they’re complimenting me instead. She doesn’t need any more compliments! She’s a compliment hog!
Ha.. compliment hog. I like that.
So as I’m writing this post about hummus I’m eating hummus. This exactly hummus, actually. So I’m eating it….nom nom nom….and I get to this lump in my hummus. I know, wtf right? IT’S AN AVOCADO SKIN. Let me explain…
Sometimes when I photograph food, I have a certain look in mind. After creating this hummus, I knew I wanted it to “overflow” the dish that I scooped it into. When I placed it in the dish though, it didn’t even reach the top. Sooooo as a solution, I put an avocado skin in the bottom of the dish and then the hummus overtop, so the hummus would look risen. …sorry if that’s the worst description ever. Basically, it just scared the crap outta me and now I’m laughing at myself.
One thing you can do with avocado, though, is add it to toast with this hummus! I must say they pair really well together. As for the hummus, it’s made from chickpeas, almonds, almond butter, and garlic, and it’s really, really good. Pinky promise with a cherry almonds on top.
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/2 cup raw almonds I used Blue Diamond
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 tbsp almond butter I used Trader Joe's no salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- Ground almonds up in a food processor until they are extremely fine. Add chickpeas and garlic.
- Next, add almond butter, olive oil, lemon juice, sesame oil, and cumin; pulse until smooth.
- Pour into a container, add additional almonds for topping and enjoy with your favorite snack!
Q: Is your pet a compliment hog? Favorite flavor of hummus?
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