Friday, January 13, 2012


We LOVE hummus. We've never made it before because we could never find tahini in our grocery store. Well, we finally found it and immediately mixed up a batch of hummus.

Here's what you need:
1 12 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus some for garnish
Sprinkle of paprika to garnish

Here's what you do:
Mince up two cloves of garlic.

In a blender or food processor, add the chickpeas, salt and garlic and process for 20-30 seconds.

Add in the lemon juice and water and process again for 20 seconds or so.

Now add in the tahini and process again for another 20 seconds.

While the blender or food processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil.

Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with paprika and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with pita bread, pita chips, fresh vegetables, etc.


1 comment:

  1. Like you, we couldn't find tahini. Then, we saw Alton Brown say you can use a little creamy peanut butter as a substitute. We've been making ours with 1 1/2 Tbl of peanut butter per can of chick peas for years, and it works well. So, if any readers can't find tahini, try a little peanut butter.