Recipe by Darlene Summers
Until about a year ago I never heard of Hummus, but my daughter Paula was with me one day at an oriental food store in Carbondale and she bought a jar that was already made. I asked what it was. When she told me, I decided it probably could be made much cheaper than she bought it for, so I went to looking and experimenting. I bought tahini to make it with and it was VERY expensive. I made it by a recipe I found on the net and when I knew what it was supposed to taste like I experimented some more till I did not have to have tahini--as it is made in this recipe. Anyway, this is the final experiment she likes best.
Top Review by Jamie Renee
This was my first experience with making hummus. I could not find tahini in the grocery store so used the toasted sesame seeds as this recipe calls for. I used fresh garlic and crushed red pepper flakes in place of hot sauce. Its extremely tasty, and a recipe I'll share with others!
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can garbanzo beans
- 1⁄3 cup toasted sesame seeds
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to your taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons corn oil or 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 dash hot sauce
Directions See How It's Made
- While garbanzo beans are being drained, place sesame seeds in food processor and process till very finely ground.
- Add the drained garbanzo beans and process till puréed.
- Add lemon juice, garlic powder and salt; process till smooth.
- Add oil and hot sauce; process till well blended.
- Let stand 1 hour at room temperature to blend flavors.
- Serve with your favorite dippers.