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Hummus Pinwheels

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I can’t tell you how many parents say to me that hummus is a staple dish for their families. A friend of mine’s baby has been eating hummus puree from a spoon since he was a year old, loving every bite. All she had to do was say the word “hummus” and he would start grunting in need of his fix.

Even when Kenya isn’t in the mood for vegetables, I can always get him to eat a few if I put out some of this delicious Mediterranean spread for him to dip them in. His love of hummus must be an inherited trait in our family. My father-in-law eats a container of it everyday!

These hummus pinwheels are the perfect protein-packed lunch for kids to take to school. Yes, you can buy pre-made hummus, but after you try homemade hummus, you’ll never go back. It’s super easy to make. I love making a big batch of it and keeping it in the fridge for a week or more so that any time we need a snack it’s right there.


We used these to make this recipe:

Hummus Pinwheels  (makes 2 cups of hummus)

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I can’t tell you how many parents say to me that hummus is a staple dish for their families. A friend of mine’s baby has been eating hummus puree from a spoon since he was a year old, loving every bite. All she had to do was say the word...

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (can be found next to peanut butter at your grocery)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • lavash, preferably whole wheat (can be found in the bread section at your grocery)

Preparation

  1. 1. Place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor and puree.
  2. 2. Add the olive oil and continue to puree until creamy.
  3. 3. Cut one large piece of the lavash into 3 equal pieces (cutting the lavash with scissors is a good trick).
  4. 4. Spread 3 tablespoons of the hummus on a piece of lavash.
  5. 5. Roll into a pinwheel and slice into bite size wheels.
  6. 6. Serve.
Hummus Pinwheels

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  1. Caitlin

    January 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I found that this recipe is a little salty. I’ve made many different hummus recipes and this one was delicious… I’d just use about half the salt.

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  3. Neal Sturz

    February 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Ariana was at the grammys?? DUDE SHE LOOKED AMAZING!!!!!!!!

  4. Tanya

    January 13, 2011 at 1:14 am

    by the way, we make it without cumin ;0) and I like it a lot more than the store bought one. SO do my children.
    And a question. Why not add the oil untill the end? I’ve always mixed everything together at the same time.

  5. Tanya

    January 13, 2011 at 1:12 am

    We love hummus here too. ONce I learned how easy it is to make, I never bought it again! :)
    I have recently started making raw hummus here and there and kids love it as well. You basicly substitute the beans for the peeled (so your hummus is not green ;)) zukini. I put it on their macaroni instead of cheese sauce and they love it ;) They dip carrots in it, put it on their buckweet, or rice.

  6. Sondra

    December 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    If you add a little cumin to this recipe it will taste more like the tubs you buy at the store. To me this recipe was too bland without the cumin.

  7. Sarah

    September 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Yum!! We love hummus! I’m like your father-in-law; I could eat a container a day!

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