We love hummus around here! I now use it as my sandwich
spread. I make a BIG batch every week... My son eats it like
yogurt--with a spoon... Here's our BIG recipe:
- 3 cans low sodium garbonzo beans (drained)
- The juice of one LARGE lemon or 2-3 small/medium lemons
- A few cloves of garlic
- 2/3 cup. Tahini
- 1/4 cup olive oil (The recipe I found calls for 1/2 cup but
I like it better with 1/4)
- Water to the consistancy you like
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. salt (To taste)
Dump the beans and garlic into the food processor. Start it
running. Add lemon juice and run some more. Once the beans are pureed,
add tahini. Run some more. ;-) Add oil and water while the processor is
running. Add first .5 tsp of salt. Run some more...Taste. Add more salt
We like hummus with brushetta or salsa on crackers or toast. We like it
as a sandwich spread. We love it as a dip. I do mix in roasted bell
peppers for more zip...It's just great stuff...And, it's taking the
place of some high fat options in our diet....
Other hummus recipes/tips:
Hummus is actually really good for you, and unbelieveably easy to make
with a food processor.
Set the processor running and toss in a clove or two of (peeled)
garlic. Then toss in a few tablespoons of lemon juice, then a (drained)
can of garbanzo beans and a teaspoon of salt, then about a 1/3 cup of
tahini (sesame butter). Finish with a few shakes of olive oil. You can
also toss in (drained) roasted red peppers for a nice kick of flavor.
Love, love, love the stuff.
Note on hummus-making by Kelly CA:
If you make your own, it can be VERY healthy.
It is possible to even make it without olive oil. I add a can of white
beans to the garbanzo beans to give it a really creamy texture. I like
it really smooth so I puree it for a long time in the processor.
Note from Soon2B5: In
my recipe I add salt, lemon juice, pepper, some hot chilli paste, dash
of sugar and cumin - I think it is....or paprika.....hmmmm one of
those- I get all my spices mixed up.