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Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Featured, Meals & Snacks | 5 comments

Auntie Karen’s Hummus

Auntie Karen’s Hummus

My Auntie Karen was the first person to introduce me to organic foods and clean eating. My cousin had severe asthma as a child, and although my aunt is a nurse, she decided to try a holistic means of healing before resorting to treatment with steroids. She eliminated any food triggers, removed all toxic cleaners from her home and used natural supplements to support immune and cardiovascular health. As kids, Alyssa and I didn’t understand why our cousins didn’t have Goldfish or Yodels at their house (God I loved Yodels…). Now we know :)

As I got older I developed an interest and appreciation for clean eating. I am thankful her passion for a healthy lifestyle has had a ripple effect upon myself and my sister. We hope that we continue this same effect with our blog.

This is my Auntie Karen’s hummus recipe. It’s clean, simple and so versatile you can use it with almost anything!

Maria xo




  • 30 oz or 2 cans of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2/3 cup of tahini
  • 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of grape seed oil (her favorite oil because it is so light and keeps nutritional value at high heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt (or more to taste)


  1. Add chickpeas and water to blender and blend (does not have to be completely smooth).
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Clean Cleanse

*We love flax seed crackers or “Flakers” made by Doctor in the Kitchen. They come in a bunch of flavors (our favorite is the Rosemary)Β and are a perfect gluten free, dairy free, soy free cracker!


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  1. I acn’t wait to make your Hummus! Do you know if the “Flackers” are allowed on the The Cleanse Program?

    • Hi Lisa! I am addicted to this hummus :) If you are cleansing, I would go for “Mary’s Gone Crackers” products. Off the cleanse you can try “Flackers.” They come in some great flavors, but do contain non-GMO soybeans so they are not clean. Mary’s cracker contain organic soybeans so they are ok :) Enjoy!

  2. Hi Maria and Allysa,
    I’m so glad I discovered your website! This recipe is a lovely tribute to Karen, and to her family values. I’m going to try it soon.

  3. had the girls over for lunch and served this as an app. it was a hit! thanks!

    • Awesome! Glad you girls liked it :)

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