Monday, March 12, 2007

There is a Hummus Among Us!

I can never say the word "Hummus" without thinking or saying, "There is a Hummus among us!" Hummus is such an easy recipe. Once you make it yourself and see how easy it is, you will never go back to store bought Hummus. If you have a food processor it takes about five minutes to make.

Hummus can look pretty plain but it doesn't have to! First, I place the finished hummus into a shallow bowl and use a small spoon to scoop out the center portion of hummus. Then, I pour to olive oil into this scooped out area. This allows the olive oil to form a pool. This makes for a nice presentation but also mixes the olive oil into the hummus just right as it is eaten. I also like to dash a bit of paprika and a few pine nuts as a garnish.

Easy Hummus
4 cloves Fresh Garlic—roughly chopped (I like tons of garlic-if you don't, use only two cloves)
1/3 Cup Lemon Juice
¼ Cup Water
14 oz Can of Chickpeas
½ cup Tahini
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

Place all of the ingredients into the food processor bowl. Press pulse 3-4 times until blended. You may need to scrape the bowl in between pulses to assure all of the ingredients are properly mixed. Garnish. Eat.



Blogger msftfan said...

were do you get Tahini at... i have had a trouble finding it at times.. -jess

8:07 PM  
Blogger Fer said...

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10:25 PM  
Blogger Fer said...

Hi Jess! If you have had problems finding it at your local grocery, you may want to try a smaller Mediterranean market or a Japanesee market. I would also look for it at Trader Joe's.

10:29 PM  

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