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Brown Butter Sage Hummus & And The Web’s Top Ten Hummus Recipes

There seems to be something so paltry and vapid about trying to talk about hummus when half of the United States is bracing for an epic natural disaster.

Because it seems to be only in those times when the brushes with disaster get top billing in our lives that we take the time to be thankful, today seems to be the prefect hour. Take a moment to relax the expectations you had for today, step back and be grateful and thankful for what you do have. And send thoughts, prayers and love to those on the East Coast who could possibly lose today what you forgot to be be thankful for yesterday.

Brown Butter Sage Hummus


  • 4 tbs butter
  • 3 sage leaves, minced
  • 3 tbs tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 15 oz Chickpeas
  • 3 tbs olive oil (plus additional as needed)


  1. Add the butter to a pot over medium heat. Stir continuously until it has turned an amber brown color and has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat. Add the sage and stir.
  2. In a food processor, add the remaining ingredients along with the browned butter.
  3. Process until smooth. Add additional olive oil for a smoother texture.

1 . How to Soak Chickpeas for Hummus (no cans needed!) -The Shiksa

2. White Bean & Garlic Hummus – Bran Appetit

3. Truffle Roasted Tomato Hummus – Bake Your Day


4. Beet Hummus – Heather Christo


5. Zucchini Paleo Hummus – Amazing Paleo

6. Edamame Hummus  – Oh My Veggies

7. Jalapeno IPA Hummus – The Beeroness

8. Pumpkin Hummus – Domestic Fits

9. Bacon Hummus – Just A Taste


10. Chipotle Hummus – Domestic Fits


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27 Responses to Brown Butter Sage Hummus & And The Web’s Top Ten Hummus Recipes

  1. Cassie | Bake Your Day October 29, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    You are so right about this – my thoughts and prayers are being sent to the east coast as I type this. I definitely want some of this hummus though, too! (Thanks for the link love!)

    • Jackie October 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

      Of course! I love that recipe 🙂

  2. brandi October 29, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Agreed, but I do love the idea of brown butter in hummus. I’m pretty sure we need to be neighbors already. Thanks for the link!

    • Jackie October 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

      I wish! But I’m pretty sure we would gain about 10 pounds a week by forcing each other to eat our creations 🙂

  3. claire @ the realistic nutritionist October 29, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    This looks SO GOOOD. brown butter? in hummus? I love you.

  4. Denise October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Must be the season: I posted about Butetrnut Hummus this week:) These look delicious, there’s something so comforting in dipping in a bowl of hummus.
    Strange to experience the storm from Europe, far away but thinking about the other side!

    • Jackie October 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

      I love putting hummus on sandwiches and using it as dressing on salad, I could seriously eat it every day. I have to check out your hummus recipe, sounds great!

  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks October 29, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Hummus is so good and so easy – and love all the varieties and versions. I predict beer, next 🙂

    • Jackie October 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

      I have one on the other blog. Loved it! With jalapenos.

  6. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious October 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Wow so much hummusness going on, I actually had some for lunch today and had to really pull away from the container. Love it..

  7. Rachel Cooks October 30, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    This looks fantastic, and what a great round-up!

  8. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 30, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Thanks for linking to my edamame hummus! I can never get chickpea hummus to turn out right, but maybe all I need is a little brown butter…

    • Jackie October 30, 2012 at 11:48 am #

      People keep telling me to remove the skins from the chickpeas, but I’m too lazy. Maybe I’ll give it a try next time.

  9. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 30, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    What a good reminder to stop and remember to be thankful for the things that we are blessed with on a daily basis!
    Love the idea of using brown butter in hummus! It will make me more addicted to hummus than I already am! 🙂

  10. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 30, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Such a good message. I keep thinking of our family in Virginia and hope it won’t be as bad as they predict…. Love the brown butter and sage hummus. It can be addicting 🙂

    • Jackie October 30, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Love and hugs to your family in Virginia! Hope it passes without too much damage.

  11. Bree October 30, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    I would agree to that, but hummus is a simple thing. Sometimes we all need simple in the face of disaster…This one looks good!

  12. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 30, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Great post, Jackie! I have never been so grateful for not having to worry about the power going out! I can’t imagine what everyone else is going through over on the east coast. Now this hummus looks amazing! And awesome round-up – I’ll have to hit each one up soon!

    • Jackie October 30, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      I know, I feel so guilty that the weather is so beautiful here the past few days. Wish I could ship some of it east

  13. Julie @ Table for Two October 30, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    awww thanks for this shoutout to the east coast – you rock so hard, Jackie!! love the hummus, too. i love you more though 🙂

    • Jackie October 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      Awww, you’re so sweet! Stay safe and dry, lady!

  14. Leah Stanzel October 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Thanks Jackie! I am always looking for new things to put in Hummus. This looks great!

  15. Denna October 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    I love hummus! Thanks for the great round up 🙂

  16. Marcella October 31, 2012 at 3:27 am #

    O lord. Brown butter + sage + hummus = the best thing ever. Thanks for coming up with this one!

  17. Petra October 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    I love hummus! I want to make them all 🙂

  18. Tori November 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Thanks for the shout out Jackie! xoxo

  19. Julia November 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    I am a huge hummus fan! This is a great round-up & your recipe looks delicious.

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