Creamy Classic Hummus

By Friday, March 20, 2015

What’s your favourite day of the week?

Perfect, Creamy Hummus |

I’ve been thinking about this. When people ask me if I’m a morning person, my instinct is to say yes… but for different reasons that you might think. Do I like waking up and getting out of bed? Well… I don’t love it. My early-riser husband would tell you I hate it. But once I am up, I do really love mornings. I love the feeling of having an entire day ahead of me, like a blank canvas ready to be painted on. Because I’m such a productivity maniac, I start each and every day – whether at work or at home – with a to-do list. And I am the most efficient, energetic and motivated in the mornings, so that’s why I say I’m a morning person. It doesn’t necessarily have to mean I love getting out of bed, right?

Anyway, I feel like the clichéd favourite day of the week is Friday or Sunday and neither of those really do it for me. I like Friday nights, but not Friday days. Friday days are tough at work because I don’t typically want to dive into a new big project if I’m going to be off for two days and lose my train of thought. So I typically end up doing smaller, piece-meal projects or administrative things like expenses. But I love Friday nights for the same reason I love mornings – the whole weekend is ahead!

And of course, I used to actually hate Sundays because they meant the weekend was coming to an end. But since starting She Reads Truth Lent, I am loving Sundays even more. I wake up, make tea, tackle my Weekly Truth (scripture memorization) and write my to-do list. Lately Sundays have been sunny and cheerful, and I normally spend them in the kitchen, recipe testing and cooking for the week ahead.

Perfect, Creamy Hummus |

Sooo this post is actually about hummus. And that giant ramble started with me thinking that hummus was a good, easy thing to blog about on a Friday because our brains are tired and mushy… like hummus. So we need an easy recipe to ease into the weekend.

I know you appreciate my logic.

Long story short – I don’t do store-bought hummus. It’s way too easy to make at home to justify that, and I think homemade tastes better. This is my go-to concoction!

Creamy Classic Hummus

Yield: 2 cups


  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tsp minced garli
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Olive oil, as required
  • Smoked paprika, for garnish


  1. In a food processor, add chickpeas, garlic, cumin, salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Blend together and add more olive oil if needed until you reach the desired texture/consistency. Sprinkle with a bit of paprika and enjoy.

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