When Life Gives You Lemons

February 8, 2011


Make Lemony Hummus Soup!


The recipe came from Angela who got it from Kalyn.


I started with a boatload of garbanzos, soaked overnight and simmered for about an hour this morning while I blogged.


In the soup, we used four cups along with tahini, lemon, red pepper flakes, garlic, paprika, cumin, broth, salt, pepper. Did I say lemon?!



It gets all pureed up in the Vita-mix and garnished with lemon, olive oil, paprika.



On the side, we made some lemon-tahini-dill green beans

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Matt made a sauce with dijon mustard (~1 tsp), tahini (~ tbsp), lemon (~1 tbsp) and dill (~1 sprig). I think salt to taste was also involved.


The beans were INCREDIBLE!! We enjoyed them more than the main course!


Guess what we deemed necessary for soup dipping 2/3 of the way through the meal?

Imagine Cookie Monster crumbs flying!!


Great dinner!


Yoga was also good today. Lots of long holds of poses that left my muscles almost overworked in spots and not worked in others. I missed music though :( Looks like Wednesdays and Saturdays will become my permanent yoga days when I can go!

I have a Gossip Girl to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm

That soup looks divine – very simple. I like it!


2 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Looks like a clean and healthy dinner!


3 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

What a great idea for soup! I need to try those green beans!


4 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey February 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I loooove me some hummus, but I just can’t wrap my head around that soup. I saw it on OSG, and just don’t know about it… a bowl full of warm hummus? I’m wondering what the texture is like…?
The green beans sound great!



5 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm

It was a lot like warm hummus!


6 Lauren February 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I saw the idea of the hummus soup and was soooooo intrigued! I should have known you’d be all over it. 😉


7 Blog is the New Black February 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Interesting recipe! Never seen anything like this!


8 Sarah @ goingongoals February 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Soup looks great!!! Can’t wait to try it!


9 Emily @ Savory and Savage February 8, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Grats on the wine job! That soup looks wonderful and once again I am contemplating turning in my immersion blender for a Vitamix…


10 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

The soup looks like warm hummus! Wow..that’s alot of hummus (my tummy doenst handle chickpeas as well as most other bloggers’ tummies do…lol)

I saw Angela’s recipe and now yours..and it makes me want to try it. But a smaller quantity.

“sauce with dijon mustard (~1 tsp), tahini (~ tbsp), lemon (~1 tbsp) and dill (~1 sprig)”– THAT SOUNDS awesome! It looks like tartar sauce or something mayo based in the pic…but isn’t. HOW awesome!


11 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 8, 2011 at 8:19 pm

That soup definitely sounds interesting! I love bean soup, and the fact that it’s like a big bowl of hummus that you can slurp on is awesome 😉
Have fun watching Gossip Girl, you’ve earned some relaxin’ time!


12 Kristy @ KristyRuns February 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm

That soup looks AMAZING! I have never done yoga with music. Need.to.try.


13 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Nommmm. Looks amazing.


14 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) February 8, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I am so impressed by this soup! It sounds amazing. I am eating hummus and tortilla chips right now!


15 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Now I want that exact same meal, including the blue chips (which are my fave).


16 hippierunner February 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Such simple dishes but it looks so yummy!


17 Katie @ peacebeme February 8, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Interesting soup, I would never have thought of that.


18 Hannah February 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I’ve been planning to make this since Kalyn posted it! I love the look of the dijon sauce but I think I might actually use it as a drizzle on the soup!


19 Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) February 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I saw that recipe for hummus soup on Angela’s blog and after seeing you post about it I clicked over to Kalyn’s Kitchen and found so many really great looking recipes I want to try out. I’ve made a shortcut to the recipe and am getting ready to put my dry beans in the crockpot to soak after I click submit!


20 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I saw the soup on OSG and it looked amazing. I definitely would have had some chips to dip in!

Those beans look incredible!!!


21 Christin@purplebirdblog February 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Niiiiiiiiiiice. I would be alllll over this soup!


22 Carolyn @ lovinlosing February 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm

That reminds me. I told myself I was going to make hummus tonight. Now I just have to get my butt off the couch.


23 AJ @ Flowing to Fifty February 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I dont’ think that I’ve ever cooked chick peas from scratch. Just out of curiosity, I might have to try that. The green beans sound amazing. What? No dessert????? :-)
Enjoy Gossip Girl!!!


24 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I love anything with lemons. :) This looks amazing! I’m getting the ingredients the next time I go to the store. :)


25 Kristina February 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Finally – an excuse to eat hummus with a spoon! Next project – Nutella soup??


26 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm



27 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Hummus soup!!!! Sounds so, so good!!


28 Annie@stronghealthyfit February 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

That meal DOES look amazing! Although it actually looks like you’re eating a bowl of hummus, which is not that appetizing.. haha.


29 Kiran February 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Hummus soup? Gotta give this a try :) Enjoy TV!


30 Cameo February 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm

hummus is one of my favorite foods. I will def make this soup! Thanks:)


31 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I have been dying to make this soup ever since Ang posted it, I eat hummus with a spoon!! Slash I love lemon and lemon juice, and lemon water first thing in the morning. Slash gossip girl = guilty pleasure:)


32 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm

The soup looks delicious! I always put extra lemon juice in my hummus, so I am sure this would be right up my alley! Enjoy your show and have a great night!


33 Tori @ FIToriBLOG.com February 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Just love your pics girl!!! Love!!! I want to drink your top pic! :)


34 Amanda (Eating Up) February 8, 2011 at 9:10 pm

What an awesome flavor for a soup!


35 rachel February 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm

i agree with kristina! nutella soup should be on the menu :)


36 Eileen February 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Nice beans! I’ve been trying to use up a jar of tahini; this would be so easy and delicious!

BTW, do you or any readers know how long a jar of tahini keeps in the refrigerator?


37 G February 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I’ve never actually kept my tahini in the fridge – just in the pantry where I think I’ve had jars for like a year. I guess I just treat it like any other nut/seed butter.


38 stacey-healthylife February 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

That soup has been on my mind since Angela made it. I’m making it ASAP.


39 Lindsey February 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

What a delicious soup idea!


40 Jessica February 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Hmm, maybe you could even use the leftovers as regular hummus!


41 seana February 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Everything you make looks good. But this soup….you clearly don’t have kids. If u know what I’m saying :)


42 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm
43 Sana February 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I enjoy yoga w/ or w/o music!


44 Allie February 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Mmmm, the soup looks awesome and the side dish does sound great! I made a mushroom hummus soup the other week and it was so good with lemon in it :) Have a great evening!


45 Kristen, Sweetly February 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Ohhhh, I made this tonight, too!! I haven’t posted about mine yet, but I basically followed Angela’s recipe exactly. I thought it was incredible. Even better than hummus. :-)

Your day today sounds so pleasant. I’m going to work on a better mood for tomorrow.


46 Meg February 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Scoopable hummus-like soup? COUNT ME IN 😀


47 Catherine February 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm

There are few things I like more than hummus… I have to to this soup!!!


48 Emily February 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm

That soup looks so yummy, I really need to not be so afraid of dried beans and try this recipe!


49 KatieTX February 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Yoga with no music :( I was forced to teach with no music once and it was seriously lacking….


50 lynn @ the actor's diet February 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

homemade hummus is so worth it. except when my husband cut his finger on the immersion blender. that wasn’t worth it.


51 Marie@feedingfive February 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I think I would rather have my hummus cold. But those beans look DELICIOUS! I am thinking you baked them at 350-400 for maybe 20min? I will test it out. Have fun with your T.V., I am sure you and your husband deserve some much needed downtime with all your bakery planning.


52 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm

No baking! We sauteed them :)


53 Cyndi February 8, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Lemon makes everything better! Sunny, zingy flavor.


54 Ellie @ The Mommyist February 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm

MMM, that looks amazing. I love hummus!


55 Allison @ Happy Tales February 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I looove utilizng lemons! I like to put one in my green smoothie. It gives it such a nice “kick”! Have you ever tried it?


56 Gina February 8, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Gossip Girl was amazing! These lemony recipes remind me of spring. Hopefully spring will pop up soon!


57 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm

That’s interesting. I don’t know if I could help but feel like I am eating watery hummus, though! 😆 I <3 chickpeas, so it's probably something I'd get used to in the first few bites. :)


58 LauraLee @ Old Fashioned Vegan February 8, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I always eat hummus with a spoon, this looks more socially acceptable though 😉


59 Caitlin (EatFeats) February 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I totally missed the SOUP part of the title, and thought you were eating a cold bowl of hummus for dinner. I wouldn’t blame you if that had ended up being the case.


60 Namaste Gurl February 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm

That recipe on Angela’s blog caught my eye as well. Anything, in fact, involving hummus calls my name :) Your dinner looks super tasty and those green beans!


61 Runeatrepeat February 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I pretty much already eat hummus like soup, so this works for me!


62 Camille February 9, 2011 at 12:09 am

This looks so good! I have been such a hummus addict lately :)


63 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 9, 2011 at 12:21 am

That sounds so good. I’ve never even thought about warm hummus, but that would actually be tasty!


64 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 9, 2011 at 12:29 am

The soup looks tasty! I love hummus :)


65 Mehr February 9, 2011 at 12:50 am

I love love love hummus, but I’ve never heard of hummus soup! Looks INCREDIBLE, though. I would still eat it with pita chips anyway 😀

I started making my own hummus recently, and I think it’s a great idea — I wouldn’t go back to store-bought ever (except last week when a giant Tribe hummus tub was on super-sale at my grocery store. I couldn’t resist!)


66 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 9, 2011 at 3:41 am

i made this tonight, too! i added zucchini and used sesame oil + PB (i am out of tahini).

this is definitely going to be in the rotation regularly – there are so many ways to modify it!


67 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman February 9, 2011 at 3:43 am

I love the tortilla chips with the soup! Perfect for dipping:)


68 Leigh February 9, 2011 at 6:19 am

I wish I liked hummus! It does look good and very healthy.


69 Errign February 9, 2011 at 7:09 am

Both parts of your meal look SO good!


70 jenny February 9, 2011 at 7:39 am

Hi Kath,

I know this is completely off topic and out of place, but I just had to thank you for sharing the Cooking Light inspired New England Clam Chowder so long ago. I finally got around to making it last night and it was just great! I’ll make it time and again for sure.

Thanks & take care!


71 KathEats February 9, 2011 at 9:01 am
72 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 9, 2011 at 7:41 am

This caught my eye on Angela’s blog too! I love the flavours of hummus and lemon together!


73 Amanda February 9, 2011 at 8:17 am

I love when I have a gossip girl to watch. I like to save them for the weekend, so I can relax and enjoy. If you haven’t already found them, NY Mag has a hilarious recap of the show every week. I love it. Here’s this weeks, for when you’ve watch Monday’s episode. http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/02/gossip_girl_recap_a_woman_reme.html?imw=Y&f=most-viewed-24h5


74 KathEats February 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

I’ve read those! I only think positive things about GG, but they are fun to read :)


75 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

This soup sounds great! I just made a ton of hummus on the weekend but after Ange posted the soup I wished I’d made that instead! Hope you enjoyed Gossip Girl!


76 Marina February 9, 2011 at 9:21 am

Soup looks great! Thanks for reminding me of GG, gotta watch it!


77 Kalynskitchen February 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

Glad you liked the soup. Your photos are great!


78 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Oh gosh that looks incredible. I absolutely love chickpea soup!!


79 Ali @ Around the VeggieTable February 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Heyyyyy I made a version of this last night too :) Guess we all had the same idea. I put lots of lemon also, and then added spinach and fresh basil. So yummy!


80 Lisa February 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

This looks delicious!! I love lemons. I’ve tried to make my own hummus once and it was a massive failure. This looks like a winner though.


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