Monday, May 25, 2009

Homemade Hummus

With all this homemade bread I decided it was time to try something to put on the bread. We've enjoyed store bought hummus and I'd heard it was easy to make. So I borrowed a recipe from a gal on Plurk, put all the ingredients in my Magic Bullet and, ta-da, hummus! Chris really likes it but I think the bite from the raw garlic is a little strong, so next time I think I'd roast the garlic first. I'd also like to try it with roasted red peppers or sundried tomatoes. And once the hot peppers in the garden are ready to pick Chris wants to make some spicy hummus.

Basic Hummus Recipe

1 can of chickpeas, drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 cup water

Its the perfect amount to go into one of the larger blender cups for the Magic Bullet, but if you don't have one of those any food processor would do fine.


Cassandra said...

I would suggest sauteing the garlic in the olive oil, that's how we make ours, seems to work well.

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