Monday, April 22, 2013

Hummus with Garlic & Tahini

 
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Hummus is a middle eastern food, that is a combination of Chickpeas and Tahini. Tahini, a sesame seed paste, is the second most important ingredient in hummus.

I love hummus, you can add any herbs or veggies to change the flavor. You can also add spices if you like your hummus spicy.

For me, I prefer simple hummus with lemon, garlic, tahini and olive oil.

Ingredients:
1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans

1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas

3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)

1 1/2 tablespoons tahini

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation:
Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus and pour another 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil.


Serve with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread.

Hummus can be refrigerated for up to 7 days and can be kept in the freezer for up to one month.

Have you prepared hummus before? If so, how do you prepare yours?
Happy Eating!

 

24 comments:

  1. This looks delish Sara! I've never actually made hummus before since the hubs doesn't like it, but maybe your recipe will change his mind!

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    1. I hope he enjoys it, let me know. Thanks!

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  2. It never even occurred to me to make homemade hummus...and look how easy it is! Thanks for linking up for WW :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  3. Pinned ! Love the ingredients you used :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  4. I recently started making my own hummus. It is so good and so easy. It's nice to see that I'm not the only one who likes her hummus on the simple side. Garlic and lemon are perfection. Why mess with it?

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    1. You are so correct! I might have to make it with red peppers for my daughter.

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  5. Mmmm...looks delicious Sara! I've got to try this. Thanks so much for dropping by and linking up! Have a good one!

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    1. Let me know what you think, thank you stopping by!

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  6. I love hummus. The last time I remember making it was a sweet version, believe it or not. With some agave, vanilla extract and chocolate chips it tasted very much like cookie dough. Yum!

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  8. Looking forward to tasting this. Thanks for sharing .0) It looks so good.

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  9. I loooove hummus! I never thought to add the liquid from the chickpeas though. It always looks like someone spit on them to me! Hahahaha

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    1. Hi Jill, I make my own instead of using the cans by soaking them overnight in warm water. Spit, funny:)

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  10. This looks easy and yummy! I always buy my hummus but now I can make my own! Thanks for sharing

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  11. I love making new hummus creations! Pinned :) Thanks for linking up at One Organic Mama! Hope to see you back on Thursday morning! Check out the FAB Features from THE Pin it Party #2!!

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  12. Yummy!! =) Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  13. I love love LOVE Hummus, but I can never find tahini around here to make my own!

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    1. Hi Heather, I know it is hard to find it local. Try Middle Eastern store. Thank you for stopping by!

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  14. I love hummus!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party. I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a great week! Hugs! Cathy

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  15. Thanks for sharing this! I always want to make this more! I never know where to get tahini. A healthfood store I guess? I saw your post on the Thriftiness Miss party. Your post is right before my 2 post. :) I'd love for you to visit my blog too.
    Have a great weekend!
    Gina (http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com/)

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  16. I love hummus! I discovered it when I was pregnant and I cannot get enough. I'm loving the easy recipe too.. Making soon :) Thanks for sharing this with us at the Weekend Wonders party! Hope you have a great day!

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