HummusPosted on 21 Mar 2014
Hummus is very easy to make, typically, it’s chickpeas, garlic, lemon, olive oil and tahini (sesame seed paste) mashed or blended into a paste.
I personally like the expedience of a blender/food processor and to add a very non-traditional ingredient: mayonnaise, to make it smoother.
|1 can (16 oz.)||chickpeas, drained||—|
|1-2 cloves||garlic||depending on their size|
|2 tablespoons||tahini||or sesame oil|
|2 tablespoons||sesame seeds, toasted||you can toast sesame seed by putting them over heat in a dry pan until golden brown|
|½ teaspoon||ground black pepper||—|
|½ teaspoon||salt||or to taste|
- In a blender, process all of the ingredients except the chickpeas until smooth. This will allow the lemon to take the edge off of the raw garlic.
- Next, add the chickpeas in batches, blending until smooth after each addition.
- Place in a sealable container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavours to develop.
- Garnish with extra toasted sesame seeds and a dusting of paprika, if you wanna get fancy.