Saturday, November 23, 2013

Real Traditional Style Hummous



Hummous

Ingredients
  • 3 cloves of garlic, smashed 
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), half the liquid reserved 
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 3 tbsp tahina 
  • 1 tsp salt (add gradually to taste as some canned bean can be salty) 
  • black pepper to taste 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tsp toasted cumin seed
  Steps 
  1. Pour garbanzo beans into food processor, reserving about a tablespoon for garnish. Place lemon juice, tahina, 1 tbsp of oil, garlic and salt in blender. Blend until creamy and well mixed. 
  2. Taste the dip. Add additional tahina, lemon juice, salt or pepper, if desired.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the top. Garnish with toasted cumin and the reserved garbanzo beans. 
  4. Serve as a dip with pita bread, cut vegetables crudites or chips. If you prefer a cold dip, chill in the refrigerator prior to garnish. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

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