Happy Hour with Tom Brady :: Creamy Hummus

creamy hummus

Ok, that title is a little misleading – but it made you curious, right? I’ll get to Tom Brady in a second. So, experts say that during these strange times it’s important to have a “routine.” Husband and I say “Cheers” to that! Besides staying on a schedule, exercising and getting dressed and ready for work (who knows when a Zoom meeting will pop up?!), we have a pre-dinner “happy hour” to catch up on the day, and the day’s news. I’m trying to keep things healthy, so the centerpiece of our little ritual is this Lemon & Cumin Creamy Hummus.

APPARENTLY this is a favorite of Tom Brady and his beautiful wife Giselle. Since both of them are “fairly” healthy and in “reasonably” good shape (!), I figured if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us! So, full disclosure, we do not actually have happy hour WITH Tom and Giselle… 

The original recipe is in my current favorite cookbook (where this delicious Cremini Chili came from). I’ve made a few tweaks – added more garlic and cumin, and topping it with crispy chickpeas (optional). It’s easy, fresh and bright – and perfect for dipping veggies or crackers. 

This makes a TON – but hey, you’re not going anywhere for awhile, and you might want to add this to your routine as well. Plus it freezes very well.

Let me know if you make it – and if you’d like to join us for a Zoom happy hour!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Happy Hour with Tom Brady :: Creamy Hummus
  • 2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas, drain and reserve liquid
  • 1 cup tahini
  • Juice of 3 lemons, plus more to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tsp ground cumin, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 tsp Himlayan salt
  • 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • additional olive oil, sea salt and pepper
  • Crunchy Chickpeas (optional)
  1. Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. Rinse and drain.
  2. Place the chickpeas and ⅓ cup chickpea liquid, the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and salt in a food processor. Blend until well combined. While blending, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and any additional liquid to create a creamy consistency.
  3. Serve the hummus in a bowl with an extra drizzle of olive oil on top. Sprinkle with additional cumin(optional), sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Top with crispy chickpeas (optional).
  4. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
You can make your own crunchy chickpeas or purchase in the salty snack section at your grocer. There are many flavors available.


(Here’s the brand of crispy chickpeas that I’m currently topping my hummus with. There are several brands and flavor options, and can be found in the salty snack section at your grocer.)

crunchy chickpeas

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6 Responses to Happy Hour with Tom Brady :: Creamy Hummus

  1. Elaine Haydock April 7, 2020 at 11:29 am #

    Hi Morgan! This hummus sounds absolutely heavenly! And it contains ingredients that I ACTUALLY have in my pantry – will be making later today! I have a comment about your blog – thank you SO much for not having the ‘typical’ food blog, overly full of text and a zillion HUGE photos (of virtually the same thing, over and over). I love NOT having to scroll down (and down and down) on each entry to eventually find your recipes. Raisin and Fig is elegant and beautiful – just like you!

    • Morgan Wood April 13, 2020 at 4:34 pm #


  2. Jan Barrett April 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

    Love your routine – it’s inspiring me to do the same!

    • Morgan Wood April 13, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

      Good for you! Our little happy hour is a reward for checking the other “daily musts” off my list! Cheers!

  3. Sarah April 12, 2020 at 11:24 pm #

    This proved a little too challenging for my ultra-cheap small food processor but I managed to get am almost-creamy hummus before it overheated. It was worth it! Not only did you remind me how much I love fresh made hummus, but I can now justify a proper food processor! Flavors are super fresh. I’ve never frozen hummus before so I’m looking forward to seeing how that half turns out.

    • Morgan Wood April 13, 2020 at 4:33 pm #

      Hi Sarah! Yay! Glad it worked… and a good food processor is such a great tool! Now that you’ve mastered this recipe, the options are endless. Try adding jalapeño or red pepper or even steamed carrots! Yum!

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