Finding an easy fast comfort food dish that the whole family will LOVE! Here it is!


 What is the kind of food that your family considers to be COMFORT FOOD? We have a number of dishes that come from our heritage in South Africa – and a few that we picked up  along the way. One I particularly love is home made hummus. It is a food that more folks are familiar with since Sabra started distributing worldwide and their products are SOOO good. However making your own Hummus is so easy and satisfying that I do it myself. Here is my favorite starter or snack recipe – with more to come in future blogs.

Homemade Hummus


  • 2 cans of chickpeas – drained
  • 1 cup of olive oil ( or less) to taste
  • 1/2 cup of Tahini – make sure you get the liquid part as well as the denser part of the product
  • One clove of Garlic chopped fine or minced
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika and chopped Italian Parsley for finishing


  1. Puree the drained chickpeas in your Cuisinart until smooth
  2. Add Tahini and half the olive oil and the juice of one lemon
  3. Add salt to taste
  4. If the mixture is too thick or dense, add more olive oil.
  5. I found that  I needed to add olive oil until it tasted ‘right’ – right may be different for different folks – I like it smooth and with that olive oil texture – so I did add about 3/4 of a cup of olive oil.
  6. Put into a serving dish.
  7. Make a depression in the top of the hummus and then used the 1/4 cup to drizzle into the depression and around the sides of the dish
  8. Sprinkle some paprika  (optional: and chopped Italian parsley) over the hummus to give it color ( optional).
  9. Serve with hot pita or crackers




About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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