Monday, June 23, 2014

Hummus

Yum

A creamy dip or spread made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil.  Great with vegetables or pita.


Hummus:  A creamy dip or spread made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil.  Great with vegetables or pita.



Hummus makes a great snack or accompaniment to just about any meal.  It's smooth, creamy, and so tasty.  I'm disappointed I didn't even know about it until I was in college.  After I tried it for the first time, though, I was hooked.  This stuff is delicious.  It's also simple to make your own and add all kinds of different flavors.  I was making this hummus for a middle eastern type meal so I kept the flavors traditional.

Hummus:  A creamy dip or spread made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil.  Great with vegetables or pita.

Making hummus is one of the reasons I purchased my food processor.  I tried to make it in a blender once and failed miserably.  It was one of the blenders that tapers toward the bottom and things got stuck.  Maybe some people can make it in a blender but it didn't work for me and took me a while to try again.  This hummus is great with pita, vegetables, or as a main component of my Spiced Lamb and Hummus.  Store bought hummus is easy but once you try homemade there is no comparison.

Hummus:  A creamy dip or spread made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil.  Great with vegetables or pita.

Hummus


Ingredients:

2 cups cooked chickpeas (or about 1 can)
2 Tbsp tahini
2 Tbsp lemon juice (1 lemon)
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt

Hummus:  A creamy dip or spread made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil.  Great with vegetables or pita.

In the bowl of a food processor, fitted with the chopping blade, add the chickpeas and pulse until they are broken up and in small pieces.

Add the garlic, tahini, and lemon juice and pulse some more until well mixed (add salt to taste).

Then leave the processor on while adding up to 2 tablespoons of olive oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Transfer to a seal-able container and refrigerate or serve right away.  I think it tastes better as it sits and the flavors have a chance to meld but sometimes I just can't wait.

To serve drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle on some smoked paprika, and serve with pita and/or vegetables.

Makes about 6 servings.  Enjoy.

Hummus:  A creamy dip or spread made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil.  Great with vegetables or pita.



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10 comments:

  1. Bernadyn NettlesJune 27, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    This looks great, I love hummus but have yet to make it. Pinning this to try soon, thanks! Happy weekend and now following on G+. :)

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  2. Thanks Bernadyn. Hummus is very easy and once you make your own you will wonder what took you so long :) Thanks for the follow :)

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  3. We love hummus. Like you, I didn't know about it until college as well. I'm making up for that now!

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  4. Kim Daniels LewisJune 30, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    This looks incredible! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. We are always thrilled to have you. Please stop by tonight at 7 pm and party with us. It's a thrill to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com

    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  5. We just love Hummus, this looks like a great snack. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. My kids love eating hummus with veggies. Pinned. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Merry Monday.

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  7. Ha Michelle, how did we live before hummus :)

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  8. Thanks Kim. I appreciate the pin and the party.

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  9. Thanks for the party Erlene. I find that having hummus around is a great way to eat more vegetables but I do like it with pita too.

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  10. Thanks for the comment and the party Miz Helen.

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