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Standard Toddler Diet
There are only a handful of menu items on the standard toddler diet, and hummus is one of them. Toddlers love hummus, right? Mine does anyway. She will eat it daily, and hummus one of the only items on the standard toddler diet that I can feel good about feeding her. There’s only so many crackers, cheese, fruit snacks, and bread I can give her in a day before I’m like…. wait a minute! How about some broccoli?!? And then we negotiate broccoli bites for “fream fream” (AKA ice cream for dessert – more dairy… oops!)
Hummus in a Vitamix
We’ve been obsessed with the olive hummus from Trader Joe’s lately. We’ve also been loving all of the delicious hummus at our local farmers market. So much in fact that I’ve considered investing in a new food processor, because in my mind I believe I’ll save more money making hummus at home (as opposed to buying 3-4 containers/ week… yes we eat that much hummus lately – standard toddler diet!). I’d use our current food processor, but it’s consistently loaded with homemade almond butter.
Side Note: Making your own almond butter is 100% more cost effective than purchasing almond butter at the store. Especially if you purchase almonds from Costco.
I haven’t bit the bullet yet, because if I’m going to invest in a new food processor I’d like quality. Any recommendations?!? So… because my food processor is occupied, I made this recipe in our Vitamix. The Vitamix is my favorite. It’s so easy to clean, and it’s so versatile. I may not even buy a second food processor.
Anyway, because I’m loving on the olive hummus these days… I’ve mastered an olive hummus recipe. I might be biased, but I really think it tastes JUST LIKE the the Trader Joe’s olive hummus recipe. And I’m obviously a bigger fan of my ingredients.
So ch-ch-check it out! Let me know what you think! Nom Nom Nom.
Olive Hummus Recipe
- 1 15 oz. can Garbanzo Beans (drained and rinsed)
- Juice of 1 medium Lemon
- 4 Tbs. Olive Oil
- ¾ C Kalamata Olives (divided)
- 4 Tsp. Crushed Garlic
- 2 Heaped Tbs. Tahini
- ¼ Tsp. Cumin
- 1 Pinch Red Cayenne Pepper (or more to taste, depending on how hot you like it)
- Place garbanzo beans, lemon juice, olive oil, ½ cup Kalamata olives, crushed garlic, tahini, cumin, and red cayenne pepper in your Vitamix or food processor, and blend until smooth.
- Finely chop ¼ cup kalamata olives.
- Combine hummus and chopped olives in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Store in the refrigerator for 1 week in a sealed, air-tight container.
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