Friday, March 21, 2014

RECIPE :: Hummus

Classic Hummus Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2-3 cups spread
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2-3 Tbsp. tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • pinch of salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup water (or the leftover chickpea juice from the can)
  • optional toppings:
  • more olive oil, chopped fresh Italian-leaf parsley, paprika (or smoked paprika), and/or toasted pine nuts
Add first seven ingredients (chickpeas thru salt/pepper) to a food processor, and blend until smooth. Add in the water (or chickpea juice) and continue blending until it reaches your desired consistency.
Garnish with optional toppings, and serve or refrigerate.

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