Friday, May 28, 2010


Hummus comes in all shapes and sizes. Some spicy..some not so spicy. I think this is one dish you either love or hate. I love husband hates it. So the only way I usually get away with eating it is at a restaurant or making it for a party....of course along with dishes my husband DOES like.

Hummus is basically make of chickpeas and flavored from there. I use tahini which is a sesame seed paste and can be found in ethnic stores. So easy and can be made the day ahead and refrigerated.


2 cups chickpeas (canned and rinsed)
3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 lemon juiced
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbl chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
dash of red pepper flake
Fresh cracked pepper

Put chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Add parsley, salt, red pepper and a few cranks of black pepper to taste. Process until smooth. If it seems too thick add a bit of water or white wine (who needs water!!!!)

Serve immediately at room temperature or refrigerate, but when you are serving it, get it to room temperature first.

Serve with toasted pita chips, fresh vegetables or crostini.

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