Hummus

Oh, how this family loves hummus.  The first time I experienced it was in South Carolina after I graduated from college.  I was at a little coffee shop that also sold sandwiches, and I ordered a hummus sandwich.  I was surprised at how tasty it was!  How was I just finding out about this?  Why hadn’t anyone told me how delicious hummus was?

I would buy hummus from the store or order it from Aladdin’s until I found out that I could make it myself.  Remember, I didn’t really cook anything until about two years ago, so ‘making food’ was a new concept.  I found a recipe for hummus online, modified it a bit, and this is what I make for our family.

Hummus:

2 cups chickpeas, with the liquid (I buy the dried chickpeas, soak them overnight, and cook them in the pressure cooker for 15 minutes).  You can also used canned.

1/3 cup Tahini (tahini is the paste of ground sesame seeds – I get mine at Marc’s in the international aisle.  If you can’t find it at a grocery store, you can get it online – it’s delicious)

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

2 cloves garlic

blend until smooth in food processor or blender.  add more liquid for a thinner consistency.

serve with olive oil on top and warm pita bread

optional: cilantro, basil, tomatoes

The best part is that LoMo will get to grow up eating hummus at least a few times a month.  He gobbles it up!

Hummus Face!

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One Response to Hummus

  1. Krisann Lewis says:

    Gotta love hummus. Trader Joes makes some good ones too.

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