I’ve always loved inviting Lucy to “help” me in the kitchen, but it’s become even more fun over the last six months when she can really take part in the creation of our family’s food.
Most recently, we made Three-Color Hummus from the new Straight From the Earth cookbook (by Myra & Marea Goodman, the Earthbound Farm founding family).
[Keep reading to see how you can win one of three copies of the book!]
All three of the hummus versions were delicious.
Cooking with a toddler definitely makes for a bigger mess. We had hummus and all it’s ingredients glued to every part of the kitchen after making this recipe. But Lucy had an absolute blast being in charge of the food processor (after she got used to it’s noise).
And she happily munched on veggies dipped in “her” hummus at dinnertime. Which of course made the mess totally worth it.
Though the recipe in the book calls for flat leaf parsley (in the green hummus), we used basil and scallions instead, since Lucy was desperate to do some cutting in the “garden” (a.k.a. the planter box on our deck) and that’s all we have growing.
These hummus dips are fabulous when eaten with fresh veggies or Myra’s garlic pita chips (which we of course had to cut into shapes).
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- 4½ cups cooked garbanzo beans (rinsed & drained if using canned)
- ⅔ cup tahini (sesame paste)
- ⅓ cup + 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ⅓ cup + 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
- 2 tsp salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ cup + 1 tsp oil-packed sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 1¼ cups packed baby spinach leaves
- ½ cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Pita bread, pita chips and/or vegetables for serving.
- Fit a food processor with the steel blade.
- Combine the beans, tahini, ⅓ cup of oil, ⅓ cup lemon juice, garlic, ½ cup water, 2 tsp salt and a few grinds of pepper in the food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides when necessary.
- If the hummus is thicker than desired, thin it by adding 2 Tbsp at a time of cold water.
- Remove a third of the puree and transfer it to a serving bowl. This is the classic hummus.
- Remove an additional 1⅔ cups of puree and set aside (this will become the green hummus).
- Add the sundried tomatoes and 2 Tbsp water to the hummus remaining in the food processor. Blend until smooth, then transfer to a serving bowl.
- Rinse the food processor bowl and blade. Place the spinach and parsley in the bowl and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. Add the reserved plain hummus, remaining 2 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Process until smooth. Season with salt & pepper and transfer to a serving bowl.
- Serve with desired veggies and pita chips.
This post and giveaway is sponsored by Earthbound Farm. Thank you for helping to support my blog!
christaMarch 24, 2014 at 7:59 am
OMG! Lucy looks so darling. And so helpful in the kitchen. One of Cole’s and my favorite vegan treats truly is hummus. We eat a TON of it. And lately, Cole’s been making his own – with red peppers in it. Other vegan treats – vegan muffins from Whole Foods – a new, dangerous fave!!!
Amelia WinslowMarch 24, 2014 at 8:06 am
I’ve been amazed at how delish vegan muffins can be too. Yum!
AnnieMarch 24, 2014 at 10:15 am
One of my favorite foods to make with my daughter is a homemade pizza. We love to get creative with whatever we have left in the fridge and placing the carefully cut veggies on our homemade crust. This cookbook looks amazing!
Amanda PMarch 24, 2014 at 10:16 am
Real Simple’s Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili!
LindseyMarch 24, 2014 at 10:19 am
We don’t eat a tonne of vegan but my uncle has an egg allergy so we’ve been experimenting lately and found a killer vegan pumpkin loaf that is to die for!
ShannonMarch 24, 2014 at 10:24 am
One of my favorite vegan dishes for a hearty dinner is cauliflower steak with a tahini-lemon sauce. Tastes so indulgent but is sooo healthy! Can’t wait to try these hummus recipes 🙂
Kylie K.March 24, 2014 at 10:36 am
My favorite vegan recipe is Pumpkin Coconut Curry from My Whole Food Life.
Kylie K.March 24, 2014 at 10:39 am
shared on pinterest!
KIyahMarch 24, 2014 at 11:19 am
I’m sure this book contains dozens and dozens of amazing recipes, but we eat so much hummus at our house I would love an opportunity to introduce such variety in color and flavor to my three budding chefs. Plus, they can’t help but be excited about helping to make whatever it is I’m working on in the kitchen….they would love this!
Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy EatingMarch 24, 2014 at 11:26 am
My favorite vegan dish is Moroccan carrot tacos. So good!
CoriMarch 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm
I can’t wait until my 1 year old can help us cook and be proud of what he has made like Lucy. These recipes look great. We hope he will “help”with family weekend breakfasts in the future as well.
Amelia WinslowMarch 24, 2014 at 1:36 pm
Those sound amazing, Kaylin!
Amelia WinslowMarch 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm
Hummus is definitely a staple for kids, isn’t it. And like you say the colors in this hummus make it a little more adventurous.
Agustina Fox-CollisMarch 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm
My favorite vegan dish is butternut squash soup for an appetizer and grilled polenta with roasted vegetables (multicolored carrots, brussel sprouts and sweet onions)<3 YUM <3
CynMarch 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm
Been enjoying making my own Larabars. My favorite is oh she glows chocolate chip cookie dough:
Love all things Earthbound Farm and would love a copy of the book. Thanks for the offer!
Emily @ Life on FoodMarch 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm
I found a recipe for vegan vanilla coconut cupcakes that I am dying to try.
Kate NMarch 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm
How CUTE is your little girl! My go-to snack right now is plain rice cakes topped with (garlic) hummus, a little nutritional yeast, and capers. The savory/crunchy combo is so awesome, but so simple!
Becca FMarch 24, 2014 at 7:24 pm
I love the lentil loaf from the Oh She Glows website
Julia Martin WrobelMarch 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Love this! Now if only Roman would eat a vegetable that isn’t blended! Maybe the participation will help:)
Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)March 25, 2014 at 4:49 am
The hummus looks amazing! Hailey is 2.5 and love helping out in the kitchen. I love that she does and am learning the patience that goes along with it 🙂
Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)March 25, 2014 at 4:50 am
And I tweeted!
BrandieMarch 25, 2014 at 5:19 am
Our favorite vegan dish is a roast vegetable pasta.
AmyMarch 25, 2014 at 5:27 am
I treated myself to a fancy pants blender last year for Christmas. Recently I have been blown away by the smoothness of the blended soups and purées you can make with it.
KariMarch 25, 2014 at 5:56 am
Vegan raw brownies made with dates, walnuts and raw cacao powder 🙂
wendy spencerMarch 25, 2014 at 8:27 am
Tofu scramble is one I just love right now-can add all the veggies/spices I want-YUM! What a gift to be able to cook with your daughter and teach her those skills for life!
marieMarch 25, 2014 at 8:50 am
Banana soft serve is my absolute favorite vegan dish.
marieMarch 25, 2014 at 8:52 am
AllisonMarch 25, 2014 at 9:09 am
I love making chickpea curry
Amelia WinslowMarch 25, 2014 at 10:49 am
Ooooh, I’m with you on this!
KaitlynMarch 26, 2014 at 10:31 am
My son is 2 and he loves to help me bake. Our specialties include muffins, granola, and pancakes. The recipes we use are often milk, egg, and sugar free.
CynthiMarch 26, 2014 at 11:06 am
Me and my daughter love crudites and hummus. Yum I wish I had brought some to work with me today!
marieMarch 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm
Sometimes the simplest things really are the best.
Megan (The Lyons' Share)March 27, 2014 at 9:36 am
Looks amazing! I love making my own hummus!
KaylaMarch 27, 2014 at 9:58 am
Favorite meal is veggie stir fry! And there are so many new dishes I want to try after reading through the comments.
KaylaMarch 27, 2014 at 10:00 am
Shared on Pinterest!
KaylaMarch 27, 2014 at 10:02 am
And Facebook….and I have actually never tweeted (or I would probably do that too). Can you believe it?… 🙂
Amelia WinslowMarch 27, 2014 at 10:52 am
Thanks, Kayla! And don’t worry, Tweeting is definitely not for everyone 🙂
Kelly ReynoldsMarch 27, 2014 at 10:56 am
My favorite vegan recipe is a black bean salad with balsamic dressing.
Amelia WinslowMarch 27, 2014 at 10:56 am
That sounds delish, Kelly!
Lindsay WilliamsMarch 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm
I love Lucy’s adorable green dress. She looks like such a great assistant. My favorite vegan/veggie recipe is taco salad with fresh veggies!
Amelia WinslowMarch 28, 2014 at 11:19 am
She wears that dress seriously 3-4x/week. It’s her favorite!
Amelia WinslowMarch 28, 2014 at 11:28 am
Never heard of cauliflower “steak” – sounds delicious!
sarahMarch 31, 2014 at 4:38 am
I love spicy vegan pumpkin soup!
MarinaMarch 31, 2014 at 6:12 am
My favorite vegan meal is definitely a nice comforting bowl of sweet potato and quinoa chili or soup, especially on rainy days!! Thank you for the recipe! 🙂
Ali @ Farmers Market VeganApril 1, 2014 at 3:22 am
All of my favorite recipes are vegan, so this is a toughie! I do love me a good chickpea salad sandwich with Vegenaise vegan mayo.