Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I know that hummus is not particularly advanced as far as culinary ventures go, but it's so good and easy that everyone should make it if they haven't already. This is a basic recipe, but you can always add more ingredients to make it more exciting, such as a roasted red pepper that's been diced or maybe some chiles for added heat. It's great for a dip, a spread, or even to toss with pasta (which I think is so tasty, but not everyone agrees with me there). Anyways, give it a try and I think you will be pleasantly surprised.


1 15oz can of chickpeas (Garbanzo beans), drained

¼ cup Tahini (sesame seed paste)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon finely minced garlic (optional)

Sea salt and black or red pepper to taste

1. Combine chickpeas, Tahini, and garlic in a blender.

2. Add the extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice to loosen it up.

3. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with pita, crackers, or crudités.

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