Authentic Hummus

Recipe by Leggy Peggy
READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 18
YIELD: 2 1/4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Drain and rinse garbanzos. Do NOT use can juices for the liquid in this recipe. They 'muddy' the flavour of the end result.
  • Put garlic, tahini and salt in a blender or food processor and buzz until ingredients are well mixed (10-15 seconds).
  • Add garbanzo beans (one can at a time) and blend after each addition. You can reserve a few whole beans for garnish.
  • Add lemon juice and blend.
  • Add as much water as you need for the consistency you like. I usually use it all, unless the lemon is ultra juicy.
  • Spread hummus on a flat plate. Create a bowl shape by elevating the edges with hummus.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the hummus, sprinkle with paprika and garnish with reserved whole beans and chopped parsley.
  • Serve with flat Arabic bread. It's nice to toast the bread lightly in the oven.
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