Saturday, January 2, 2010


I can't say enough good things about hummus! It's quick, easy, delicious, healthy. The list goes on and on!

1 15 oz can chick peas, drained, reserving the liquid
fresh garlic cloves
freshly squeezed lemon juice from 2 lemons
1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste, If you can't find it in your grocery store, try an Indian market)
hot sauce, cholula is my favorite, but use whatever you like
salt and pepper
olive oil

Place all ingredients, except olive oil in food processor fitted with the metal blade. Process until coarsely mixed. Taste for seasoning. Add a bit more hot sauce, salt and pepper if it needs it. Add about 2 tbsp of reserved liquid from chick peas and blend until smooth. Add a little olive oil and process for just a few seconds more.

There are so many variations that you can add. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination! Try roasted red peppers, olives, feta, scallions, chives, dill, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, whatever! Also, let me know if you have any ideas for added ingredients!

Serve hummus with toasted pita wedges, crackers, carrots, celery, cucumber slices and more.

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