Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Homemade Hummus

Last night I finally tried making my dad's homemade hummus. It honestly turned out pretty good even though both Jack and I had a cold so we couldn't taste much. We also made delicious Quesadilla's filled with spinach, mozzarella, shredded chicken, red pepper, and feta cheese. Both were super easy to make.


  • 1 15oz can of chick peas drained liquid reserved
  • Tahini a little less than half the jar
  • lemon juice to taste (around 1/4 cup)
  • garlic powder and onion powder to taste
  • salt to taste
  • sauteed garlic. We are garlic fiends here so we used a lot, but really it's however much you want.
You'll want to blend everything in a food processor, if you have one, if not you can try using your hands or maybe just a regular old blender. If the hummus is looking too thick slowly add in the reserved chick pea liquid until it's a good texture.

Spinach Quesadilla's
  • Tortilla's or pita's
  • Mozarella
  • Spinach
  • Feta Cheese
  • Shredded chicken* (1 breast makes two quesadilla's)
  • red pepper
Place one tortilla on a greased frying pan and top it with all the ingredients then throw another tortilla on top. Wait until the bottom tortilla is browned just a little then flip it over. It only takes about 5-10 minutes for them to cook and they are super delicious. We dipped them in the homemade hummus. 

I liked it with the tortilla's, but I think next time I'm going to try it with Pita bread instead.

*we marinated the chicken in a garlic marinade then baked it until white. Using a fork we tore it to shreds! and that my friends is how you get shredded chicken.

PS: Hooray for my 101st Post!!


  1. YUM those both sound amazing!! Will be trying them for sure!! I LOVE making homemade dillas <3

  2. I don't know why I don't make them more often they are so much fun. This makes a ton of hummus too so you'll have some for a while the tahini is the only part that is a little pricey.

  3. Oh man, these both sound AMAZING. I love quesadillas but have honestly never considered adding anything besides cheddar to them. Trying these as soon as possible.

  4. Right? I saw a recipe for spinach and mozarella quesadillas and decided to go wild!