Hummus is a really good choice if you are trying to eat more beans. It is hip and tastes great and is very easy and fast to make. All you need is garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon, oil, salt and water. I do like to add more spices and a little olive oil drizzled on top as well. But, when you make it at home, you can make it just how you like it. This recipe is pretty close to the one I make, and it was easier to link than to have to type it out. The only difference is that I don't like cumin in hummus. A lot of the store bought recipes use it, but I don't like it at all. So, if you try to make it, try a little with some cumin before putting it in the whole recipe. You may like it and you may not. And, sometimes I will fry ground lamb with pine nuts and put that on top before drizzling with olive oil.
My father was from the Middle East, so we ate hummus all the time growing up. While most Americans kids ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I had hummus and bread. Some of the best hummus I have ever tasted was at a restaurant in Berkley, near the university there. There isn't anywhere I have found good hummus here in Montana, so I just continue to make my own.
This summer, we had lots of family here and the kids loved hummus. Isn't it nice when kids like something that is also good for them?