January 7, 2011

Classic Hummus


I think the first time I had hummus was a couple of years ago. Boy was I missing out! It's so good with so many things. I use it mainly as a sandwich spread and a dip for tortilla chips, but you can also use it as a dip for veggies and pita chips too! It's also really good for you, just as long as you don't add too much salt! 

Meat eaters are always going on and on about meat being a complete protein, well guess what? So is Hummus! The protein from the chickpeas and the protein from the tahini combine to make a complete protein. I was watching Dr. Oz today and he said something about chickpeas being a superfood, so hummus has that going for it too, other than the fact that it's just plain delicious and super easy to make!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas)
  • 1 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper



Put all of the ingredients together in a food processor or blender and blend! It's that simple! If your hummus is to thick, just add more olive oil until it's the consistency you desire. If you think it's too thin, it will thicken up once it's refrigerated overnight, so don't worry.

You can also add any of your favorite flavors you want. I sometimes add a few slices of roasted red pepper. That's my favorite. You could add roasted eggplant or kalamata olives. Whatever your little heart desires!

Happy Cooking...and eating!!

2 comments:

  1. Woah, that is a lot of tahini! Looks good though.

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  2. It is a lot of tahini, but it's so good for you! Don't let the tahini scare you ;)

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