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Friday, August 26, 2011

Easy Home Made Hummus

Hummus, a middle eastern bean dip, usually eaten with flat bread or pita,or veggies, is easy to make and much better than store bought.
 what you will need:

 1 can garbonzo beans ,aka chick peas  ,drain and save liquid
 1  small lemon, grated rind and juice  ,use 1/2 tsp of juice to start,add more if desired
2-3 tbsp chopped fesh parsley
2 tbsp tahinni or 2 tbsp sesame seeds ground in a coffee /spice  grinder, usually about $10, upright with a top cavity to place what is to be ground.
 1 small garlic clove or  1/4-1/2 tsp finely minced 
olive oil 2-3 tbsp
 salt & pepper to taste
 place drain beans in processor or blender
 add add all ingredients except reserved liquid from beans
process till smooth,adding small amounts of reserved liquid till of desired consistancy, stopping processor and scraping down bowl as needed..
You have now made your very first hummus! Enjoy!
 Variations: Omit lemon zest, and add any of  the following :
 add :roasted red peppers, home made is best, jalepeno peppers. chipolte peppers, cilentro, toasted ground cumin, rosemary , more garlic, roasted garlic and rosemary,etc......create any flavor profile you may like!
 Just start with the basic recipe and go from there!

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