We've had a hot summer and it left me not wanting to do much of anything. Cooking was minimal due to the heat and even home things went undone. With cooler weather I'm quite happy on becoming more domesticated again and back on track! Yayyy!!!!
Oh how I love Homemade Hummus! I can eat it for any meal and it's truly one of my favorite things to snack on! It's good with sliced up veggies such as carrotts, green, red or yellow peppers, pita bread and whole grain crackers or chips.
You can buy it at the grocery store (usually in the deli section) but it is so much more cost efficient and tasty to make it yourself at home.
If you can't find tahini at an ordinary grocery store try a health food store.
Without furthur ado, here's my go to recipe. You don't have to follow it to a T and it's a general guideline.
1 can of garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas)
1 lemon cut in half and juice set aside
1/4 cup tahini, or more or less to your taste
1 Tbsp minced garlic (I use the minced garlic in a jar)
1 tsp of salt (add more if desired)
Drain chickpeas of juice and set aside. Put lemon juice, tahini, minced garlic, salt and chickpeas in food processor (you can also use a blender) and give it a whir. Add some olive oil and water and keep adding until you are able to blend hummus into a smooth paste. Some like it very smooth and some like it more grainy. Add more oil and salt until desired taste and consistency.
Before serving, drizzle the top with olive oil and some paprika.