Hummus


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Attribution

Ode to Hummus.

Hummus, I love your chickpea frugalness. Your lemon-y freshness. Your olive oil fruitiness.

You bring life to pita bread. Carrots. Or chips.

Hummus. You are wonderful.

Your simplicity to make.

Hummus, I think I need to make you now.

 

Hummus
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried garbanzo beans, soaked and cooked (about 2.5 cups cooked)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup tahinni
  • ¼ t coriander
  • ½ t cumin
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ t paprika
  • 1 -1.5 t salt
  • ¾ - 1 cup good quality EV olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley.
Instructions
  1. In a food processor blend the garbanzo beans until smooth. Add the lemon juice, tahinni, coriander, cumin, and paprika. Blend. While the food processor is on add the olive oil until it reaches the consistency you like. Add salt to taste. Lastly add the parsley.
  2. May garnish with additional oil, spices, and parsley.

1 cup dried garbanzo beans, soaked and cooked (about 2.5 cups cooked)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup tahinni
1/4 t coriander
1/2 t cumin
4 cloves minced garlic
1/2 t paprika
1 -1.5 t salt
3/4 – 1 cup good quality EV olive oil
dried or chopped fresh parsley to taste – optional

In a food processor blend the garbanzo beans until smooth. Add the lemon juice, tahinni, coriander, cumin, and paprika. Blend. While the food processor is on add  the olive oil until it reaches the consistency you like. Add salt to taste. Lastly add the parsley.

Sorry I don’t have a measurement for the parsley. I finally decided to write my recipe down and I didn’t have parsley at the time. It was missed though.

Taste helps-

1) Don’t use canned chickpeas. Not only is it a LOT more expensive and much less healthy, but they taste like a can.

2) Use a good quality olive oil. I use the Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil from Napa Valley Naturals and highly recommend it. It has a very fruity robust taste that is incredibly amazing. I did not understand the description of olive oil being ‘fruity’ until I tasted this stuff. Until I travel to Italy and taste something better, this is my Olive Oil of choice.

3) Use fresh garlic.

You can make hummus a meal using this suggestion from Passionate Homemaking.

*Napa Valley Naturals has no idea who I am. If they did I would do a giveaway from them, but they don’t. I receive no compensation from them for this post.

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