Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Christy's Hummus

Oh my stars!  Someone recently asked me what kind of hummus I liked & I said I usually bought Sabra, but I've been experimenting with making my own.  Whilst trolling a friend's blog I found the recipe to end the search.  I JUST made it & ran upstairs to post the recipe immediately so as not to eat the whole batch before Dave gets any for dinner tonight.

Here's What You Need:
  • 2 cans chick peas, drained (reserve the liquid)
  • 4 cloves garlic (I'm lazy & used 4 tsp jarred, minced garlic)
  • 1/3 c roasted tahini
  • 3 T olive oil
  • juice from one lemon (once again, lazy...I used 3 T bottled)
  • 1 t salt

Here's What You Do:
  1. Pulse beans & garlic in food processor or blender to break them up a bit. 
  2. Add all other ingredients & process until smooth, adding bean liquid to get to desired consistency (I probably used about 1/3 c).
  3. Chill for 1 day (not strictly necessary, but I'm guessing it will be even BETTER tomorrow).
  4. Sprinkle with paprika & serve with desired veggies, pitas or crackers.

Here's What I Have Learned that May or May Not be Useful:
  • Makes about 4 c of hummus (or 16 1/4 c servings).
  • Will reportedly last 2 weeks in the fridge.  It absolutely won't make it that long in my house.
  • Nothing else to note because it is THAT easy.

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1 comment:

  1. YAY!!! So glad you liked it! Here's another tip...add some roasted red peppers next time. You'll be absolutely amazed. And if you're lucky it will last about 3 days. :) (I just slice my red peppers up and drizzle them with olive oil, then bake until I start to smell them.) Delicious!!