Ranch Hummus

by Laura on January 9, 2010

Here’s a super simple hummus recipe that I did this week for the family.  Since we are veggies-dipped-in-ranch fans, I added a packet of dry ranch dressing to the hummus.  I told the kids jokingly when I served it that the dip was “just like a thick ranch.”  They didn’t buy it, but they did eat it (well, at least a little.)  Lately, I have served raw veggies as “appetizers.”  I find that if I put the veggies on the table before the meal when the kids are hungriest, they are more apt to eat them!

Ranch Hummus
In a blender or food processor, mix well the following:
2 cans chickpeas, one drained and one along with the liquid
1 packet dry ranch dressing
2-3 heaping spoonfuls of tahini (ground sesame seeds).  Tahini is pricey, but a little goes a long way.  It is high in fat and calories (bummer), but is super good for you (yippy).  If you don’t have it, just skip it.
A few splashes of olive oil
Salt and Pepper (sea salt and freshly ground pepper is best)
Garlic (powder or fresh and minced, if you want)
Serve with raw veggies or pita chips.

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