Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hummus Recipe

Hummus (also spelled hamos, homos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos or hummous) is one of my FAVORITE snacks of all time. It's an amazing veggie dip, great with pitas, amazing in a falafel or a sandwich, and pretty darn good on the tip of a finger! Although this specific hummus concoction I made in April, the photos are still good and I figured I should share.

Ingredients needed are as shown above: Garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas; they truly are better if you have the time to soak them the night before then cook them), tahini (this specific one I get from Trader Joe's; it has the perfect mixture of lemon and garlic already in it... other brands tend to be bland and difficult to season up correctly), olive oil, cumin, lemon, salt (not pictured) and beloved garlic.

Although I do not normally measure the ingredients I put in my hummus, I've made it enough that now I use the guess-and-taste method, for the purpose of posting this I am going to post the measurements as suggested by one of my favorite hummus recipes. This one is adapted from Vegan Planet, by Robin Robertson.

1 1/2 cups cooked or one 15-ounce can chickpeas, draining and rinsed
1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Put all the ingredients into a food processor and go crazy! Spoon into a bowl and enjoy!



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