Why aren't you making hummus?

November 29, 2016

Why aren't you making hummus?

Sometimes I think I can hear my crackers crying out for hummus with every bite. As a cracker baker, you better believe I have a great hummus recipe, and once you see how easy it is to make, you will never have to let the cries of those crackers go unheeded!

The ingredients are simple and the directions even simpler. The tahini, a sesame seed paste, might be difficult to find. It will be located the "International Food" aisle of the super market. You can make your own by toasting sesame seeds and blending with olive oil. I hope to try this one day, but have not yet.

Ingredients

  • 1 16oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • ¼ cup liquid from can
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic. Crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions

Drain chickpeas, set aside the liquid from the can. Combine all ingredients, except the olive oil in your food processor, adding the ¼ cup of liquid. Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth. If it is still too thick, add more liquid as needed.

Place in a serving bowl. Make a well in the center with a spoon and fill with the olive oil.

Alternative

Add a roasted red pepper and blend along with the other ingredients. The color, smell, and flavor are wonderful!