Listen up my friends! Are you buying store bought hummus? If so you have got to try this!
First of all, this is so ridiculously easy. You cannot go wrong. Also, this is so fresh and tasty you will never go back to buying store bought. The secret to fresh homemade hummus is this:
Tahini. It is a sesame paste that resembles the texture of a thinned out peanut butter. You can find it in whole foods stores, or organic sections of most stores. Do you have a local health food store in your rural area? I bet they have it. Once you have this, the rest is easy as pie.
You will need:
One can of garbanzo beans (chick peas) (reserve 2 Tablespoons of fluid)
1/3 cup of tahini
2 cloves, garlic
1 tsp. salt (to taste)
1/3 cup of lemon juice
Process in your food processor. Boom. You're done.
Use the reserved liquid if you need to thin out the hummus. Sometimes you need it- sometimes you don't. Just use your best judgement.
This basic recipe has a lemony zing and garlic zest that you do not quite get in the store bought variety of hummus. That is why this is better. If you want to add other toppings be my guest! You can drizzle infused olive oils on top, you can add fire roasted peppers, toasted pine nuts, pesto, etc. The options are endless.
Enjoy with fresh cut veggies, sea salt pita chips, or my favorite toasted pita bread.
To toast pita bread just cut into bit size wedges, brush with olive oil and warm in the oven.
For my friends who haven't tried hummus.. go try it!
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!
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