Right off the bat, let me say this: I don’t like chickpeas unless they are pureed into hummus form. No, not even fried in bacon fat do I like chickpeas. This is by the great Dr. Seuss, with a few substitutions:
I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
anywhere (except Hummus!)
I do not like
I do not like them,

But I do love Hummus. Hummus on Pita, Hummus on Bread Sticks, Hummus on a Sandwich, Hummus on a Cracker, Hummus on a Wheat Thin (never on a Triscuit), Hummus on a Carrot Stick. I love hummus! The act of blending it, submitting it to smoothness, making it do as I say, telling it to take in as much oil as I want, adding raw garlic, adding salt, more salt, more garlic, more oil, a spoonful of tahini. Chickpeas do what I say and become Hummus. Chickpeas will no longer be hated because they know what is good for them and they became Hummus. I’ve never met a chickpea that disobeyed and IF you ever do, send it my way, I know just what to do. 

Better yet, let me tell you what and how to make chickpeas submit into creamy euphoria. Because the simple act of blending them is not enough, you have to add the magic ingredient to make them amazing:



After happily receiving some samples from Once Again, I made this hummus and rejoiced. You all know I love my bacon fat, my butter, my bread. So, when health foods come my way, I am doubtful. But this tahini could easily be whipped with some spices and served as a dip all on its own or spread on a chicken and roast. Heck! Whip it into bacon fat (and tell me about it!)

Here’s a little about Once Again Tahini: Certified Organic Sesame Seeds are lightly roasted and milled to make Organic Sesame Tahini. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s also gluten-free! Pure sesame seeds, no preservatives, no additives, no sugars, no added fats. Nada. The flavors of the roasted seeds are intense, deeply roasted and you get a burst of unadulterated sesame seeds in your palate! It’s not bitter like other tahini and the smooth texture coats your tongue in the best way possible.

It does separate after sitting in the jar, but all natural butters do so this is nothing to worry about. Just give it a good stir! You could add this to sauces, coat veggies and roast them, spread it on sandwiches (whip some into cream cheese!) or make hummus. Today, we make hummus!

Hummus (or as I like to call it, Chickpeas Whipped to Submission!)
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 garlic clove, raw
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons Once Again Tahini
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
  1. Throw everything BUT the oil in the food processor. Blend and start adding the oil. I’ve suggested 1/2 cup, but eyeball it to your preference. Some prefer a thinner version of hummus, some prefer a thicker version. Do what your heart tells you to do. 
  2. Taste! Season with salt and pepper. Taste again. Re-season. Taste one more time just to make sure.
  3. Serve in a bowl and make a well around it. Drizzle with olive oil (the good kind!) and sprinkle a dash of Paprika. Enjoy!
Hummus Variations:

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Disclaimer: Once Again provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All opinions are my own.

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  1. You seriously always make me laugh! No chickpeas, say what? 🙂 I would chose northern beans, or kidney beans first any day:-) Your hummus sounds perfect, but I do adore hummus too! 🙂
    Hugs, Terra

  2. Anonymous says:

    I loveeee hummus! and chickpeas loveee them cant believeyou dont!
    The pictures looks great!

  3. I love that you whipped them into submission! I wish I could eat hummus, but it kills my stomach! I think the worst part is that I know how good it is and still can’t have it!!

  4. I could eat hummus every day. That’s it. 😀 I love the photo darling!

  5. I LOVE hummus! {as long as it doesn’t taste like arm pit! b/c let’s face it, some DO!} Thanks for sharing! Will add it to my “must try list!” I’m your newest follower! Found you through Elephants trunk!

  6. Delicious! Give me a little pita and some red pepper flakes and I’m in hummus heaven! Love the juicy,creamy pic!