Yummy Yummy, Hummus in my Tummy!!

Here is an easy recipe for hummus.  This is a Mediterranean dish that can be flavored in many ways (with red pepper, olives, garlic, etc…), but I enjoy the old fashioned flavor.  The most expensive ingredient is the tahini sauce (sesame paste), but the $8 jar lasts a while.

Easy Hummus

2 cans of chickpeas (I like the less sodium Bush’s brand), drained (reserve the juice)

1/3 cup tahini

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 tsp salt

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp olive oil (you might need more)

1 pinch paprika

 

Drain your chickpeas and reserve the juice.  In a food processor, combine all your ingredients except for the olive oil.  Puree your ingredients until well combined and you have a smooth texture.  While the processor is running, add the olive oil through the top of the lid.  If your hummus is too thick, add some of the reserved juice, 1 tsp at a time.  Sometimes I’ll add a touch more olive oil for taste.  This is optional.

Cut up pita bread with a pizza slicer and serve.

This is a perfect dish for appetizers, showers, and snacks! 

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