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Hummus: An Easy Healthy Homemade Gluten Free Snack


Hummus is full of nutrients, tastes delicious and it is naturally gluten free. Its a great option for dinner parties or snacks, and best of all its easy to make at home with a food processor.

You can serve it with veggie slices as well as pita slices to appeal to everyone’s dietary needs.

The veggies I chose to serve it with were jicama, bell peppers and celery. Try to buy local veggies at any of the San Francisco Farmers Markets. Buying local produce is the easiest and cheapest way to get the freshest veggies.

What you will need:

    ¾ cup of dried chick-peas


    Juice of two lemons


    2 garlic cloves


    2 tbsp olive oil


    Pinch of cayenne pepper


    2/3 cup of tahini paste

(What is tahini?)

Veggies, pita slices or whatever else you might want to enjoy the hummus with

Extra olive oil and cayenne pepper for sprinkling.

Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with parsley if desired.

Serves 4-6

What to do:

    1. Put chick-peas in a bowl with plenty of cold water to soak overnight.2. Drain chick-peas and cover with fresh water in a saucepan. Bring to boil and boil rapidly for 10 minutes, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour until soft.

3. Process chick-peas in a food processor to a puree.

4. Add lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, cayenne pepper and tahnini; blend till creamy.

5. Season puree with salt and pepper and transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with olive oil and cayenne pepper.

By: Jacqueline Clark and Joanna Farrow

Author Information: Kaitlin Fleming, San Francisco, CA
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About Kaitlin Fleming

Kaitlin is a free-lance writer and photographer who just moved to San Francisco. She's beginning a journey in discovering gluten free eating, shopping and cooking in a new fantastic city.
  • Thanks for this – must try to make it. Back home in the UK all the big supermarkets sell ready-made hummous, but here in Spain I can never find it. Do you think a hand-held blender would work just as well as a proper food processor?

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