Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Best homemade Hummus

Hummus is a healthy, versatile spread made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon.

15.5 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
¼ cup Greek tahini (roasted sesame paste)
1 large lemon juiced (1/4 cup juice at minimum)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons Greek extra virgin olive oil (additional for serving)
3 tablespoons water
pinch of cumin
Sumac for serving
1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves for garnish
  • Instructions
    1. Add all ingredients (except water) to the food processor and process for 2 -3 minutes until smooth.
    2. Add water as needed to get to desired consistency. I find that the full 3 tablespoons works perfectly!

 Serve on Greek rusks dusted with sumac.
Serve as a snack on Greek rusks with some carrots.
Hummus can be used on bread as a spread for a sandwich, can be served as a dip with vegetables or crackers, makes a great quick snack on a cracker or, my favorite, on Greek rusks topped with sumac, olive oil and chopped parsley.