Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Mmm....Hummus

 



DELICIOUS sums it all up. I enjoy making simple recipes. This one right here didn't disappoint. It was simple, easy, and quick to make.  Usually, when I buy hummus it's gone within minutes. Now, I can make enough to last for days. I personally think making your own is better than store bought. You can get creative and have control with what you put in it.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 0z can of chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 1-3 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation:

Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.

Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).

Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.

*For a spicier hummus, add a sliced red chile or a dash of cayenne pepper*

 

Storing Hummus

Hummus can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and can be kept in the freezer for up to one month. Add a little olive oil if it appears to be too dry.




2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this recipe, I love hummus, good protein!! Cute blog!

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  2. Awww!!! Thanks, enjoy the hummus

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