okay audrey, this one’s for you!

awhile ago, i decided i would try to make hummus. i realized the moment i tried my homemade hummus that i never wanted to go back to storebought again. it’s so delicious, and insanely easy! i found this recipe online somewhere, so i’m really ripping off someone’s recipe by posting it, but i will throw out an annoymous credit to out to the web.

i feel this recipe is really just the basic. if you want it more garlicy (though this is quite garlicy) then add more garlic, or want more lemon, add more. or ooh you could chop up delicious olives? tasty.

WARNING! this makes and ENORMOUS amount of hummus. unless you are trying to feed, say 13 of your friends over the course of a week, i would recommend halving this recipe. also it keeps for quite awhile, which is a plus.

4 garlic cloves, minced and then mashed
2 15-oz cans of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
2/3 cup of tahini (sesame seed paste, roasted, not raw)
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup water (or use liquid from cans of chickpeas)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
some paprika or cayenne pepper (to taste, or for garnish)

and then just blend it all together (or use the mini chopper/cuisinart) except the salt, and then add the salt in at the end to taste. that’s it!


2 Comments so far

  1. audrey June 29th, 2007 6:55 am

    awwwesome, thank you so much, laura! i can’t wait to make that hummy-goodness!

  2. audrey July 10th, 2007 2:44 pm

    made it – soooOOOo good!

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