Yummy Hummus

May 6, 2010 at 7:48 am 1 comment

Hummus is a delicious dip! I love using it for carrots sticks, pita wedges, and on a sandwich.  Hummus is pretty easy to make and also easy to buy.  If you have a food processor, but have never made hummus you need to give it a try.  It is seriously easy.  One of my favourite variations on hummus is Green Pea Hummus. The sweetness of the peas lend a nice flavour to the hummus.  The recipe below is a my variation of Green Pea Hummus.

You can find this recipe and others in my Baby Food Zine.  If you have a baby or a friend with a baby who will be starting solids, I have aHandy Baby Food Introduction Checklist and a Baby Food Zine that explains how to introduce food to your baby to avoid food sensitivities or allergies and it has some recipes, like this one below.  If you are interested in this you can order it online, from me!  Just visit my Baby Nutrition Counselling page.

Babies and Toddlers love hummus!

It is easy to dip or eat off of the fingers and it is nutritious.  Chickpeas are a great source of fiber, folic acid, iron and magnesium.  They are also a great source of protein.  If you eat hummus with a grain (whole grain pita, corn tortilla) it is a complete protein; great for vegetarian and vegan babies and moms.  Green peas are legumes, like chickpeas.  They are also a source of fibre, protein, iron and magnesium, as well as potassium, and B vitamins.    Green Peas can be one of the first foods to introduce to a baby while chickpeas can be introduced at nine months, when babies are ready for more protein.

Note:  Chickpeas can be allergenic, however for the most part you only need to be concerned if there is a history of food allergies in your family.  Read more on food allergies here!

Green Pea Hummus

  • 1 C chickpeas (cooked or canned)
  • 1 C green peas (thawed from frozen or steamed)
  • 1/2 clove of garlic
  • 2 – 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp lime juice (or lemon)
  • salt to taste

Place all ingredients, except olive oil,  in a food processor and combine.  Scrape down the sides as necessary.  Through the hole on the top of the food processor add olive oil until the hummus is smooth.  Taste and add salt as required.

I only use 1/2 clove of garlic to avoid overpowering the hummus, but if you really like garlic, add more!


Entry filed under: 9 months, Allergies, Dips, Finger Food, Healthy Sweets & Treats, Legumes (Beans), Protein, Toddlers, Vegetables, Vegetarian or Veganism, wheat-free. Tags: , , , , , , .

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. kimmy8989  |  May 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Great great… thanks for sharing.


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