Thursday, August 19, 2010

Greek Hummus

I guess I'm on a "Greek kick" but I just love the intense flavors!  Last night we went to the  Farmer's Market and spent some time tasting all different flavors or hummus.  I bought two different kinds but had to experiment making some on my own.  I started with a basic hummus recipe and then started adding our favorite ingredients for some variations.  Here's a few to try-

Basic Hummus:
1 can garbonzo beans-drained; reserve some of the liquid if needed to thin the consistency
1/4 tahini paste (ground sesame seeds-found at most local supermarkets)
juice of one lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
2+ cloves garlic
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Put all ingredients in a food processor.  Blend until very smooth.  Thin to desired consistency.
Serve with pita triangles or other yummy bread or raw vegetables.

Some variations:
add several canned roasted red bell peppers
add 1 can black beans and chipotle pepper
add one large, ripe avacado

1 comment:

Annah said...

I love homehade hummus SO much :) Looks delicious now you're making me crave some.

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