Thursday, January 31, 2013

Recipe: Homemade Hummus #2

Since moving to California, I've become a bit obsessed with hummus. If given the chance, I will eat nothing but hummus for every meal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Hummus time!

For Christmas this year my mom got me a food processor so I can make my own hummus. I tried it out for the first time a couple of weeks ago, with some margin of success. It wasn't anything to write home about. This week, however, I made a batch of hummus that was rather tasty. So tasty, in fact, I decided to record the recipe here.

Homemade Hummus #2: Garlic Hummus
This hummus is a basic recipe with a splash of garlic to give it that little bit of yum.

- 1 can garbonzo beans, drained (drain the water into a measuring cup!)
- 1/2 cup water from garbonzo bean can
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 hearty tbsps Tahini
- 1 heaping tsp crushed garlic (or 2-3 minced cloves)
- 1 generous tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt (then to taste)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice

Mix together the beans, oil, Tahini, garlic and lemon juice in your shiny new food processor. Add the water as needed to get the right consistency (note: you'll probably only use half the water, that's okay!). Once the beans are mostly pureed, add the rest of the spices and blend well. Add more salt, Tahini or garlic as needed according to taste.

Eat with pita, carrots, chips, or a spoon.

Nom nom nom.

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