Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
The Hummus in this recipe is a lot less lumpy and more flavourful than the store bought stuff.
- 1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas, reserve water
- 1 clove garlic, sliced
- 1⁄2 large lemon, juice of
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 3 tablespoons tahini, sauce found at middle eastern stores (Sesame Seed Sauce)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- good quality pita bread
- In a Blender (NOT a Food Processor).
- Add chick peas, garlic, lemon juice, salt, cayenne, cumin, and 1/2 quantity of chickpea water, blend.
- You will probably have to stir manually a couple of times (when the blender is off!).
- Add Tahini and blend again, when finished the Hummus should be able to just start to slide out of the blender on its own.
- If too thick add a little more chickpea water.
- Pour into a shallow bowl, drizzle with Olive Oil, and sprinkle parsley on top.
- Cut up Pita Bread into bite size pieces, serve with Hummus.
Great flavors. I loved the cumin and the bit of a zing from the cayenne. I still got a few lumps from chickpeas that just would not be ground up, but I think that is just the design of my blender; it was still quite smooth and fluffy.
This is the first time I've made hummus. Try putting into tuna for a tuna salad sandwish instead of mayonnaise. With it's high rate of calcium and good fibre, hummus is a excellent food choice.
Of all the variations on Hummus, this one has just the right blend of flavors I'm looking for. Great and simple recipe!