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

5 Responses to Hummus

  • From Yeast to Zest says:

    I can eat hummos with a spoon, my sister calls me “The Zohan” lol. Love it!

  • Leigh Ha says:

    tip for if you need hummus in a hurry and don’t have time to let it chill: rather than adding the water, add a few ice cubs in your blender/food processor. works like a charm every time :) .

  • Noor says:

    Zelia fattoush and hummus are two things I can never get enough of my dh gets annoyed bc sometimes we go to eat at nice places and thats all I order lol.

    Leigh ha thats a nice trick thank you for sharing.

  • From Yeast to Zest says:

    I will take Fatooush over tabouleh anytime, I’m not a fan of so much parsley in my mouth. :)

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