Hummus Among Us

I made hummus for the first time last week as a Thanksgiving appetizer. The bowl got scraped clean, so it seemed to be a hit, although Kristen was a chicken (or chick pea?) and wouldn't try any. Here is the recipe:

• 2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained
• 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
• Juice from 1 lemon
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/4 tsp cumin
• 1 pinch paprika

Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add drained bean juice as needed to achieve desired consistency. Add cumin and cayenne pepper according to taste. Sprinkle paprika over the top. Chill overnight to allow the flavors to properly mingle. Serve with pita chips, crackers, or fresh veggies.


Krissy said...

In my defense, texture is a very imporant factor in whether or not something appeals to me these days... and the hummus texture just wasn't doing it for me. I really believe you that it was good, though.

Cheryl said...

It was delicious. I new tasty treat for the Barton Parties.

ScottBoomer said...

Hummus, just like the pilgrams used to eat.

Dave said...

Little known fact: the original pilgrims didn't have access to any turkies so they just made really thick hummus and sculpted it into a turkey shape. It says so on Wikipedia.