Thursday, March 8, 2012

classic hummus

Hummus is one of the best things, ever. I'm not even sure what else I can say, other than go make some right now. 

And maybe (just maybe) add a little buffalo sauce to it. 

Classic Hummus

**this is something best made with the taste-as-you-go approach. A lot of the seasonings are strong in flavor, so start with a smaller amount if you're unsure and work your way up**

1 large can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1-2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 tablespoons tahini
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 lemon's juice
salt to taste

Throw everything into a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve with veggies and/or pita chips and/or a spoon. Ta da!

(If things aren't mixing as easily as you'd like, try adding a little more olive oil. Sometimes the processor just needs a little more liquid to move everything around)

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  1. A good olive oil can have a remarkable effect on the humus, we use extra virgin olive oil.

    Also, sometimes you can add some fresh hot peppers for a little zing.

    1. I don't keep anything but extra virgin olive oil in the house. I'm spoiled! Also, hot peppers sound great! I usually add a bit of cayenne for a kick if I want one. I'll have to try the peppers though!