Healthy Wedding Recipe

I’m back today with something a bit different. I wanted to share a quick and easy recipe that you can make in about ten minutes at home. My homemade hummus is healthy, simple and a great snack to have on hand if you are trying to incorporate more healthy items into your diet before your wedding. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s delicious – and my husband loves it better than the kinds I buy at the store. But before we jump into that, I wanted to share my latest read. For those of you who are new here, I share what I’m currently reading – in case you need a distraction from wedding planning.

We visited Mexico last year and had the chance to visit Frida Kahlo’s house, which is now a museum. We were fascinated by her history, and when we got back, a friend recommend I read Barbara Kingsolver’s“La Lacuna,” which details the life and times of Frida and Diego Rivera through the eyes of a young boy who worked for the family.

Now, back to the recipe.

Homemade Hummus


1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/3 cup tahini (don’t leave this out – I like this kind and have used this kind before as well)

3 tablespoons lemon juice (I use the juice from one freshly squeezed lemon, but you can use lemon juice as well)

3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon olive oil

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt (regular will work as well)

1/2 garlic powder (I have used garlic salt as well)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender (we use this one) and blend until smooth.

See? This recipe is simple. I like to add some pesto or some of Trader Joe’s roasted red peppers to create different flavors. We eat ours with cucumbers, bell peppers, carrot sticks and even celery.


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