When Life Hands You Lemons, Make a Vodka Lemon-Lime and Hummus!

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make a Vodka Lemon-Lime and Hummus!

TGIF! What a week this has been here in the Crooked household.  I am absolutely exhausted, especially after Master C decided that sleep was overrated last night.  It is for this reason that I thought a drink and a few nibbles were on the agenda this evening.

As I wrote about yesterday, my parent’s garden is producing copious amounts of citrus.  After collecting another handful of limes today I thought I would make some Hummus to snack on while I sip my vodka lemon-lime.

Hummus is really quick, cheap and simple to make and tastes just as good, if not better, than the store-bought dip.

While it is really a recipe that should be adjusted to an individual’s taste and the sourness of the lemons you are using, here is the recipe I use as a guide.  It contains a lot less fat than many of the recipes out there:


400g can chickpeas

1/4 cup lemon (or lime) juice

2 tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 tbsp tahini

1-2 cloves of garlic (depending on taste)

1 tsp cumin

Salt and Pepper

Paprika to sprinkle on top.


Combine all of these in a blender or food processor. 

Add water, a tablespoon at a time, processing between each addition until you get a smooth consistency.

Place in a bowl and garnish with a sprinkle of paprika. Serve with vegetables or crackers.

I hope you have something nice planned to slip you into the weekend.

Linking up with: For the Mommas, A Southern Fairytale, Mrs Happy Homemaker


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