Hummus is such a delicious treat regardless if you scoop it with fresh warm bread or crisp vegetables. Luckily it’s also a healthy treat so go ahead and indulge because this is one snack I personally cannot get enough of. When I have some extra ground beef or lamb leftover from a recipe I like to toast some pine nuts and add both on top of a freshly made batch of hummus, its wonderful.
1 (15 ounce) can of chickpeas, drained
4 tablespoons tahini
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons water
1/2 tablespoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of ground cumin
pinch of ground coriander
4 tablespoons olive oil
paprika for topping
1.Place chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, water, garlic, salt, cumin, coriander and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil into a food processor. Blend until smooth. You can add more water to get a thinner consistency if you would like.
2. Place into a serving platter, cover and place into refrigerator allowing to chill for at least 1 hour. Garnish top with paprika.
Yields: 6 servings
* You can also add cucumbers, olive oil or pine nuts to the top.
*updated from 12/11/07