Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Nothing beats the flavor of hummus. So satisfying on a pita, or just about anything. It is rather simple and quick to make to. I used my standby recipe, the one I got from my step grandmother or Sitti. Chad made this tonight. Thank God. I had so much working in the kitchen that him helping me out was a blessing. This is one of his favorite dishes to make so I knew I could count on him to help out.

I made this to go with my Lebanese themed dinner tonight, and it was a great addition. I'm glad I have leftovers, it will make a nice addition to my lunch tomorrow as well.

1 can garbanzo beans (drained juice reserved)
2 Tbs. Tahini (sesame paste, add as you go tasting while processing)
Juice of one lemon (again, add as you go)
2 garlic cloves coarsely
pinch of salt

Put ingredients into food processor and process until smooth, you may need to add some of the reserved juice to get it to a smooth consistancy. I usually need to add 1/4 cup. You don't want it runny, so be careful how much you add. To serve put in a shallow bowl or plate and run you spoon around the interior about 2 inches from the edge. Drizzle good olive oil in the groove you have created and sprinke paprika all over. Serve with toasted pita chips or what ever you please.


bakingblonde said...

I love Hummus! Your whole meal looks great!

Melissa said...

I so need to start making my own hummus. We go through it like crazy here. Yours looks fabulous.

Carrie said...

I really need to try hummus I have never tried it, maybe I will be daring and make mine own to try :)