March 10, 2019

RECIPE: Basic Hummus

Basic Hummus Recipe

Everybody seems to have their own hummus recipe. This is my version. I love garlic--so this is very garlic-y. If you're not a huge fan of the garlic, just use one small clove. I like to use 3-4 big cloves.

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Basic Hummus

1-3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained
2 Tbsp. water
1 lemon (juice and zest)
2 Tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 Tbsp. olive oil  (seems like a lot, but it makes the hummus REALLY smooth and rich)
salt to taste
paprika to sprinkle on top

In a food processor, put in the cloves of garlic and process until they are finely chopped. Add the drained chick peas, water, lemon juice and zest, and tahini. Process on high until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides of the processor once or twice. While the processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil. Run the processor for another minute or two, until everything is combined and smooth. Sprinkle paprika over the top.

Makes 8 (1/4 cup) servings. Per serving:  110 calories, 8 grams fat, 3 grams fiber, 8 grams carbs, 3 grams protein.

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