Thursday, July 24, 2008

Super Easy Hummus

If you never tried hummus before, you need to try this one!  It is super easy, cheap, makes a lot and it is very healthy!  It is a great alternative to those high fat dips filled with high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated junk.  Norah loved it so I am sure your kids will enjoy this tasty treat!  We give it a 5 star.

Cook time: none
Prep Time: 10 minutes
In-active prep: 30 minutes
Serves: enough

Super Easy Hummus
2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
1 can (about 6.5 to 7 oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and reserve juice
1 T. smooth peanut butter
1 lemon, zest and juiced
pinch fresh ground black pepper
pinch kosher salt (makes a HUGE difference over Morton table salt)
1/3 c. (or a little less) extra virgin olive oil
1 t. cumin
1/8 t. cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicy)
1/8 t. sesame oil

In food processor chop garlic.  Add beans with some of the juice (don't use all) you reserved.  Blend until somewhat smooth.  Add everything else except the olive oil, blend until well incorporated.  Slowly add olive oil until you reach a smooth consistency, should be like mayonnaise.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so all the flavors can combine.  Serve with your favorite chips or pita bread!
Recipe by: Tracy Lytle

1 comment:

Susan said...

I had this at their house and it was very yummy!