Hummus and Trader Joe’s Lentil Chips

Do you need a great dip for New Year’s Eve?  Try hummus!  I know, it’s a “weird” food to some people.  But don’t be scared off.  After I fiddled with several different recipes I came up with a great one.  And I only put recipes on this blog that work and taste great!


Hummus goes well with raw veggies such as broccoli and carrots.  It’s also a great dip for chips.  The chips pictured here are Trader Joe’s Lentil Chips.


These chips are crazy spicy!  You actually need the hummus to tone down the spice.  Alone, I can’t eat them, but with this hummus…yum!

Here’s a tip for making your hummus.  Use a large food processor.  For a while I was making my hummus in my small processor; the one I use to chop onions.  There just wasn’t enough room to get a good “whip” going.  With my large food processor, it mixes so much better. 


I do not use tahini.  It’s expensive, plus it contains sesame…a common food allergen.  So this hummus is allergy free too!

Do you eat hummus?  Will you try it?  It’s a healthy snack to keep your energy going!

Also shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday . Allergy Free Wednesday . Gluten Free Friday . Wellness Weekend.



  • 1 can (15 oz..) chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) rinsed, soaked, drained and rinsed again
  • 4 T. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper


  1. Put all ingredients in a large food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Store in refrigerator.
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One Response to Hummus and Trader Joe’s Lentil Chips

  1. YUM This sounds awesome! WE love hummus at our house! Thanks for sharing at’s #glutenfreefridays link up!

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