I love hummus, but it tastes even better homemade. I like to start with the dried beans and cook those up. There is a distinctly different flavor than the canned beans. And after you make it, add other flavors to it – like sriracha or pureed fire roasted peppers. A delicious and healthy snack!
What you need:
- 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans (canned are fine, but the flavor is much better if you start with dry and cook them in lightly salted water)
- 3 large cloves of garlic
- 2 Tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
- ¼ cup good quality olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 -3 Tablespoons of lemon juice
How to Do it:
Coarsely chop the garlic.
Put all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food process
and process until the beans are chopped and pasty.
Slowly pour the olive oil in while the processor is running.
Process until smooth.
Remove from the processor and add salt to taste.
Makes 2 cups of hummus
You can also stir in other flavors – using ½ cup of hummus, add:
1 teaspoon Asian garlic hot sauce or sriracha
2 Tablespoons minced fire roasted red peppers
1 additional clove of garlic, crushed – serve with pine nuts on the top and a drizzle of olive oil
1 Tablespoon pureed spinach
1/8 cup chopped artichoke hearts
Serve with veggies, crackers, pretzels – whatever you like to dip!
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