Soft Pretzels and Hummus

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Keeping the kids away from these pretzels after school before I got a picture was almost impossible!  They were ready to dive in. As soon as the ‘Photo session’ ended, they split the pretzels three ways, and they were gone within minutes.  I guess you could even consider this a dessert for my kids they way the inhaled them (they are carboholics just like me).  I tried to make some spiders for Halloween, but they really didn’t turn out the way I envisioned they would.

While pretzels are great, the real nutritious gem in this snack is the hummus! Full of protein, fiber, and nutrients like manganese, folate, and tryptophan, hummus is a great way to fill nutrient gaps in your kids diet. Chickpeas have been linked to blood sugar control and improved digestion.  Commercially prepared hummus is full of sodium. I’ve tried looking for low-sodium hummus, but it’s not easy to find.  Preparing hummus yourself is easy anyway, so just do it!  Mix up some hummus today and help your little ones get some much needed nutrition!

hummus and pretzels

Hummus Recipe:

  • 1 15oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 TBL lemon juice
  • 1 TBL olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Blend up in food processor.

Use for veggie dip, or bread spreads.

Soft Pretzel Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Dissolve in water and let sit for 10 minutes

Then add:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour

Mix thoroughly and knead for 5 minutes. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

After rising, roll pieces into ropes and shape as desired.  Dip ropes in a baking soda water solution of 2 cups warm water and 2 tablespoons baking soda.  Place on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet and let rise again for 1 hour.  Bake in oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or less (until pretzels begin to turn brown and are cooked through).  Serve with hummus!

pretzels and hummus

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31 Comments

I make hummus all the time and my kids love it. We dip veggies in it and it makes such yummy lunch. I never thought about eating it with pretzels- thanks for the great idea!

Some day I’m going to make my own hummus. I haven’t seen a recipe with yogurt in it before. The reason I haven’t tried it is that I don’t have tahini. I could probably make this one!

I can’t get enough humus & recently started making my own! It’s so much easier than I thought it would be plus you can so easily change it up to suit your tastes at the moment! I’ve made this similar recipe but without the yogurt, a little more oil! YUM!
I’m soooo excited to try this pretzel recipe! Thanks! Glad a found the link here on allthecooks.com!

Just made the pretzels and hummus this afternoon. yummy, but I didn’t realize I should grease my baking sheet or use parchment paper so the pretzels don’t stick to the pan.My boys loved dipping.

My family was really impressed with these pretzels. We had hummus for our meal and so didn’t want to have it again so I made an icing – butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, a couple off fresh strawberries – a think consistency and drizzled on the pretzels. Delicious! We will be making these again! Thank you.

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have never made hummus before. I love it, though. I never could find the tahini ingredient. I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks again!

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have never made hummus before. I love it, though. I never could find the tahini ingredient. I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks again!

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have never made hummus before. I love it, though. I never could find the tahini ingredient. I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks again!

@christy, about 120 grams.
@Wren- You are going to love it! I don’t think it needs the tahini, although many people would not agree. ha ha.

Made these pretzels this morning, very delicious! Made by hand. Next time I will brush with an egg wash so the sea salt sticks better.