November 16, 2005

Classic Hummus


Ingredients:

16 oz canned chickpeas
2 cloves garlic
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste


Directions:
In a large saucepan, heat the chickpeas (in their liquid) until warm. Drain chickpeas, reserving liquid. Place chickpeas, tahini. garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic powder into a blender or food processor. Blend on high until smooth, adding some of the reserved liquid to achieve a smooth texture. Sample and add more garlic, lemon or salt according to taste. Note: the flavor of the hummus will mellow when refrigerated.




Serving suggestion: serve cold on a plate sprinkled with paprika and a drizzle of olive oil. Great with warmed pita and fresh vegetables or served with falafel.