When Life Gives You Lemons

February 8, 2011

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Make Lemony Hummus Soup!

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The recipe came from Angela who got it from Kalyn.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

Imagine Cookie Monster crumbs flying!!

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Great dinner!

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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!

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

Looks like a clean and healthy dinner!

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

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

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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!

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5 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm

It was a lot like warm hummus!

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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. ;)

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

Interesting recipe! Never seen anything like this!

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

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

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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…

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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!

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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!

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

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

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

Nommmm. Looks amazing.

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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!

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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).

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16 hippierunner February 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Such simple dishes but it looks so yummy!

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

Interesting soup, I would never have thought of that.

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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!

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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!

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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!!!

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

Niiiiiiiiiiice. I would be alllll over this soup!

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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.

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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!!!

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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. :)

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25 Kristina February 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

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

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26 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Ha!

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

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

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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.

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29 Kiran February 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm

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

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30 Cameo February 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm

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

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31 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!

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32 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:)

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

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

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

What an awesome flavor for a soup!

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35 rachel February 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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39 Lindsey February 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

What a delicious soup idea!

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40 Jessica February 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm

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

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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 :)

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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!

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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!

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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.

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46 Meg February 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Scoopable hummus-like soup? COUNT ME IN :D

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47 Catherine February 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm

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

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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!

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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….

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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.

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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.

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52 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm

No baking! We sauteed them :)

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53 Cyndi February 8, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Lemon makes everything better! Sunny, zingy flavor.

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

MMM, that looks amazing. I love hummus!

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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?

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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!

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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! :lol: I <3 chickpeas, so it's probably something I'd get used to in the first few bites. :)

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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 ;)

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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.

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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!

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61 Runeatrepeat February 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm

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

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62 Camille February 9, 2011 at 12:09 am

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

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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!

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

The soup looks tasty! I love hummus :)

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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 :D

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!)

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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!

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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:)

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68 Leigh February 9, 2011 at 6:19 am

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

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69 Errign February 9, 2011 at 7:09 am

Both parts of your meal look SO good!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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 :)

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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!

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76 Marina February 9, 2011 at 9:21 am

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

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77 Kalynskitchen February 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

Glad you liked the soup. Your photos are great!

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

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

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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!

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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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