Hummus is a go-to snack in our house and a mealtime staple for Will. It was one of the first foods that we gave him as a baby and he's loved it ever since. Some of his favorite dippers include peppers, honey wheat pretzel sticks and cucumber. It also makes a great condiment for meat. His other favorite way to eat it? On a spoon.
This hummus recipe has been my new favorite. It's so easy to whip up a small batch at lunchtime, or double to last for a few days. Lemon and garlic are never a bad idea! I have been on a white bean hummus kick for a few years, but lately, I'm all about the garbanzo beans. Use this recipe on it's own, or use it as a base and add more flavors if you like! Roasted red peppers or fresh basil would both be excellent. Eat the hummus right away, or let it sit in the fridge overnight to really let the flavors marry.
Lemon Garlic Hummus
1 can organic garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 lemon, juiced
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more if needed
1/2 tsp. salt
pepper, to taste
Using a food processor, pulse all ingredients until smooth and to desired consistency. Slowly drizzle in more olive oil if necessary.
Our friends at La Brea Bakery sent us some delicious Naan bread a couple of weeks ago and Will has been LOVING it. The breads arrived frozen and after baked in the oven, they crisp up and taste so fresh! The garlic naan is our favorite with it's unexpected flavor and extra kick- the perfect partner for Will's lemon garlic hummus! These naan breads are also perfect for flat bread pizzas! This is another favorite toddler meal. I keep individual portions of homemade marinara in the freezer just for this purpose. La Brea baguettes are also my go to when I need to bake up crostinis for appetizers. Always fresh and made with real ingredients.
For some background on La Brea Bakery...More than 25 years ago, La Brea Bakery revolutionized artisan bread in the U.S., creating hearth baked, hand crafted bread using simple ingredients and uncompromising standards. Today, La Brea Bakery offers more than 200 varieties of authentic artisan bread, from baguettes, ciabattas and foccacias, to loaves, sandwich breads, flatbreads and more.
Right now, La Brea Bakery is making its way across the country with their Breaking Bread Tour, reminding foodies that nothing brings family and friends together like a quality meal. Through the tour, La Brea Bakery will spread their top-of-the-line artisan breads and love for quality ingredients and inspired recipes across the country, creating opportunities for Americans to connect over bread.
*This post is sponsored by La Brea Bakery and the Breaking Bread Tour. I received La Brea bread in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are my own.