Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hummus - Pure & Simple!

Today I had a hummus craving and didn't have any store-bought...but I did have a can of chickpeas and a tub of tahini!  This recipe is ridiculously easy and has me wondering why I haven't made hummus before?!
1 can of chickpeas, drained, reserving 1/2 of the liquid
1 clove of garlic
2 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
4 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
Black pepper, to taste
  • In a food processor or mini processor, puree garlic and chickpeas.  Add the tahini, lemon juice, reserved liquid, salt and pepper.
  • Process until smooth
*Top with a sprinkle of paprika, lemon pepper, chipotle pepper, drizzled with olive oil, caramelized onions and garlic, jalapenos, toasted and chopped pumpkin seeds....the possibilities are endless!

1 comment:

  1. Another suggestion - if you want to make this recipe a little lighter (or if you aren't a fan of tahini) is to use yogurt to replace the tahini. *You would use a bit more yogurt than you would tahini, and just blend until it looks to be a good consistency.