Saturday, February 27, 2010


I don't know about you, but I love hummus. I could eat it everyday. Actually I eat it several times a week for lunch. My mom makes the best hummus in the world. She learned to make it many years ago & has perfected it.

16 oz can Garbanzo beans aka chickpeas (reserve liquid)
1/2 c Tahini (a paste made from crushed sesame seeds- can be found at most grocery stores)
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 c olive oil
2 tbsp water
1/4 tsp salt
1 clove garlic, crushed

Put chickpeas in blender. Add a little of the reserved liquid. Blend. Add garlic. Blend. Add the rest of the ingredients. Blend. If too thick, add a little more of the reserved liquid & blend. Put hummus on a platter & drizzle lightly with olive oil. Chill until ready to serve. We like to serve ours with pita bread & banana peppers. You can also serve with toasted pine nuts and/or olives.

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