Monday, September 10, 2007

my hummus recipe

i served some of my hummus at the shower. it was a big hit, and a couple people asked for the recipe. here you go.

in some circles, i am known as belly, so this recipe carries my name.

Belly's Hummus Recipe

3-5 cloves of garlic
1 t salt (flaky sea works best)
2 cans of chickpeas, drained
1/3 C tahini (sometimes i just do a couple of tablespoons)
juice of one regular lemon or 2 limes (about 1/4-1/3 C) or so to taste
1 C extra virgin olive oil (the better the evoo the better the hummus)
a little more extra virgin olive oil

mince and mash the garlic to into a paste with the salt.

in a blender/food processor, puree chickpeas with the garlic paste, tahini, lemon juice, evoo and some water. if you need more moisture add either water or oil depending on what you think it needs until it is the desired consistency. if you are watching your weight, you can cut some of the evoo down and replace it with h2o. the better higher quality the oil the better the hummus.

put that in a bowl.

then get about 1/2 C of cilantro leaves. put them in the blender/food processor with about 1/4 - 1/3 C olive oil. until it is all pureed and blended together. pour this over the hummus.

if you want add some toasted pinenuts or marinated beans. but this ain't that necessary.

serve with pita, red or yellow peppers, carrots, or just about anything else that sounds good to you.

makes a nice spread on sandwiches (as if you didn't know that)

i promised and i delivered. whew...i can check this off my list.

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