Earlier this week, I was over at my mom and she was making hummus. Hummus has a wide variety of uses and is a delicious snack. You can eat it with pita bread, fruit, vegetables, really anything you like. My mom made a beautiful plate of yellow grape tomatoes and apples sprinkled with lemon and fresh cracked black pepper.
Here is how you make the hummus. You will need:
- a 16oz can of chickpeas
- 1/4 liquid from the can of chickpeas
-4 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 and a 1/2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 and a 1/2 cloves of crushed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
To make, drain the can of chickpeas saving 1/4 of the liquid.
In a food processor combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, and blend for 3-5 minutes until a smooth paste is made.
To serve, place the hummus in the bowl and drizzle the olive oil combined with the cumin over the top.
You can serve right away with a variety of scooping items or use as a spread on sandwiched, pitas, what ever you can imagine! Enjoy!