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Monday, February 11, 2008

Anna's Hummus

This has been one of our favorite recipes for years. It was one of the only foods Anna would eat when her diet was extremely self-limited, and it's still something she loves to eat today. It's a great protein source and good by itself (Anna prefers to eat hers with a spoon), with vegetables, crackers, chips or bread, in sandwiches, or even on pizza instead of red sauce.

1 can undrained chickpeas - drain and reserve liquid
1 can drained chickpeas
*OR 3 cups dried chickpeas you have cooked yourself*
2 cloves minced chopped garlic
1/3 cup tahini
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dried parsley

Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Start with smaller amounts of lemon juice and olive oil; adjust lemon juice and olive oil to taste. Add the reserved chickpea liquid as needed to reach desired consistency. If using chickpeas you have cooked yourself, add a little water as desired to thin the mixture a bit.


2 comments:

goodfountain said...

Here I am, browsing your blog again. Looking for ideas.

I love hummus too. Yours is very similar to the recipe I use, although I don't put olive oil in mine and that may be the missing ingredient.

I make up a batch of hummus almost every week and snack on it or eat it for lunch with Rice Crisps. Both kids have tried it, neither like it. Such a disappointment... lol.

Erin said...

We live on hummus. We make up a batch of some kind of hummus or bean dip at least once a week!