As I get older, I am finding that I am beginning to try new foods. For years, my friends have been talking about how tasty hummus with tortilla chips is. At my age, I now prefer to make my snacks at home because of the harmful ingredients found in store bought snacks. So I have come up with my own recipe. I compiled this recipe from my friends different family recipes. I picked and chose the ingredients I wished to combine to my desired pallet.
2 cans of Chick Peas (garbanzo beans)
1/2 cup of Tahini sauce ( found in most supermarkets)
1 teaspoon of Cumin
1-2 pinches of Cayenne Pepper
2 teaspoons of fresh minced Garlic
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/2 cup of Water
1/4 cup of Pie Nuts (garnish)
1 Sprig of Parsley or Cilantro (Garnish)
Instructions ( most ingredients will be put in a food processor):
Open 2 cans of chick peas and drain excess water
Place chick peas into a large food processor
Pulse chick peas until chunky
Add tahini sauce to processor
Pulse until smooth
Add remaining ingredients-
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pulse until all ingredients are very well blended
Taste- add more salt if needed
Hummus should have a thick consistency (if thinner is preferred add more water and extra virgin olive oil)
Remove Hummus and place in storage container
Place in refrigerator for 1 hour to allow flavors to combine
I served this with my friends at a party and received rave reviews. I have even gone so far as to using it to replace mayonnaise on a sandwich. I must admit that it was not bad. Try it!!
Posted by Lorraine
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