Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Rich, Smooth,Healthy! Serve with toasted pitas. Quick and Easy! Use as a spread for sandwiches. Spread on toasted rye topped with ripe tomatoes. Also add diced red peppers or hot peppers. I try to keep this low in fat if you do as well check out French Tarts Review.
- 2 cups canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1⁄3 cup tahini
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (plus more as needed)
- 1 pinch paprika
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
- Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour olive oil into feed tube over the garbanzo bean mixture to make a smooth mixture.
- Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
- Adding additional oil as needed.
- Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
Easy and delicious! I spread the hummus on a plate, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, then garnished with a sprig of parsley and a sprinkle of paprika. The ingredients are right on...I didn't change a thing! Thanks for a great recipe!
Great Hummus Rita - loved this to bits! Mine was very thick; a trick I learned when I had the restaurant in Cyprus, was to add water as well as the lemon juice and olive oil! I also added a wee bit of cumin for a lovely Cypriot flavour. A classic recipe which deserves a place in the recipe database. Made for ZWT4 - another FINE dining experience with Bordeaux Rita! THANKS! FT:-)
The first time I made this my dh said it was gritty. It was my first attempt at homemade hummus so back to the drawing board I went. I doubled the olive oil, added a little water and presto bye bye gritty texture. I added about 1 tsp. cumin the second time. It was quite tasty. Also, I purchased dried chickpeas and used those instead of canned. I soaked them overnight and boiled them for about 1 hour 45 minutes. Then I let them cool and used them for the recipe. I had a two pound bag and had enough to seperate them into 7 two cup portions (and the bag cost $1.84 USD)! Now when I want to make another batch (and I will be making another batch) I can just grab a portion bag out of the freezer and thaw and go.