Monday, July 20, 2009

Make Your Own Hummus

Hummus has become very popular in the last few years as a dip for your veggies or chips. I've had this recipe since the 1980s.
I've made a few changes along the way to spice it up as the original recipe was pretty bland, but basically it's the way hummus was meant to be made.

1 can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)
1/2 c. tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/4 c. chopped onion
3-4 cloves garlic
juice from 1/2 lemon
2 T. olive oil
fresh ground pepper
fresh chopped parsley

Drain the chickpeas and reserve the liquid. In a food processor or blender, add chickpeas, tahini, garlic, onion, oil, paprika and pepper. Puree, adding lemon juice. Taste, adjusting seasonings. You may use reserved juice from chickpeas to thin as needed. Mixture should be fairly smooth. Garnish with paprika sprinkles and lemon slices and/or parsley.

Since my recipe has changed from the original, these facts may not be accurate:

Fat............16 g
Sat. Fat........2 g
Sodium........447 mg
Cholesterol.....0 mg
Fiber...........5 g
Protein.........8 g

If you like this blog, please look for my other blogs:
Thyme for Herbs
Happenstance House
Tickling the Ivories

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