August 31, 2012

Basic Hummus

This is a super basic recipe for hummus. I read quite a few and polled some friends and looked in my pantry to put a simple recipe together. I did not have tahini (sesame paste, peanut butter like consistency) so I used about a tablespoon of almond butter for the nutty flavor. Here goes:
  • 2 cans of garbanzo beans (same thing as chick peas), drained
  • 4 TBsp of minced garlic (roasted garlic would be great)
  • juice of half a lime (lemon is good, too)
  • a TBsp or so of cumin (I really like the flavor so I added more than that)
  • about 1/8 cup of dried Italian herbs (basil, parsley mix)
  • 1 TBsp sea salt
  • 1 TBsp toasted almond butter
  • 2 TBsp {real Sicilian} olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of cold water (added a little at a time)
This was all to my taste, adjust as needed. I put it all in the blender until it was the consistency that I like. Then I put it in the fridge to chill. 
Some additions that I think would be great are:
  • Spinach
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Green olives
  • Parmesan cheese and little marinara sauce
  • chocolate? probably not.

1 comment:

mira said...

wow, lot more ingredients than I use, but that is because I am lazy. I bet it tasted great. I should try adding nut butter back in, it's been years.


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