Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hummus our take on the dip

We found a bunch of hummus recipes out there and kind of took a little of this and that to create our own.
I must say the first time we made it we must have had a bad batch of tahini because it was just nasty so it has been a while since we tried again but after our meal at the Greek fest we decided to give it another try. This time we used Krinos brand tahini and this one was much better.

3 cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon tahini
3-4 cloves garlic
juice on 1/2 lemon (we added a little more)
1/2 teaspoon cumin (may add more to taste-we did)
3-5 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste
3-4 tablespoons yogurt
1 roasted pepper from jar.
we also added a little chipolata chili powder
paprika, fresh basil or Italian parsley to garnish also can use cilantro or mint. what ever you prefer.

Combine chickpeas with all ingredients except water and olive oil.
We used a food processor.
Mix till mixture becomes somewhat smooth. Add water as necessary to help with the blending, at end add olive oil and blend just to incorporate.
Serve with pita chips, pita bread or even corn chips

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