Sunday, March 14, 2010


When my Mom flew in later in the evening this week, I thought that this Hummus Recipe from Good Things Catered would be a perfect little snack once we got home. Katie warns you that there is no "recipe" for hummus and that it may take several attempts at Hummus before mastering the correct flavors. For my first batch I thought it was pretty good! I will probably cut down on the garlic next time and would love to try a roasted red pepper variation too. It was a good use of the tahini I had left over from my Sesame Noodles and when served with fresh veggies and toasted pita bread, hummus is always a delicious and healthy snack to munch on.  

Adapted from Good Things Catered

1 can of chick peas 
1 - 2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons + of Tahini (Sesame Paste)
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Drain the water from the can of chick peas into a small bowl and reserve. In a food processor (or blender) mix together the chick peas with the rest of the ingredients, being careful to add the second half of the lemon juice and tahini slowly as you stop to taste.
Slowly add in some of the reserved liquid from the beans and a bit of water for correct consistency until a smooth, slightly fluid paste is formed.
Refrigerate for at least 3o minutes before serving. This changes the taste of the hummus by allowing the flavors to form together.

Note: To dress the hummus up for the table, add an extra drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle paprika and chopped parsley on top. 

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