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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hummus

With historical origins dating back to antiquity, this middle eastern dip is a favorite around the world.
Chickpeas are the base for this treat which by the way is a healthy alternative to high fat dips and sauces available today. There are also several variations to hummus but I find this simple recipe tasty and satisfying.
Hummus can be eaten as a dip with crackers, flatbreads, pita or even served with a nice crudite tray of fresh veggies. It also makes a great alternative to mayonnaise on sandwiches bringing them to a whole new level of flavor.

This recipe can be made in a few minutes and will become a favorite at your parties and special events.

Ingredients:

1 can of chick peas ( reserve half of the liquid from the can )
2 cloves of garlic or 1/2 Tbsp. of roasted garlic
Juice from 1 lemon
1 1/2 Tbsp. Tahini ( sesame seed paste, available at your supermarket )
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp. of vinegar
 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until creamy. Its that simple!

Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days in a sealed container.

2 comments:

DARaiente said...

omg danny! YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD LOOK INTO BEING A FOOD STYLIST!! Your pics of your dishes are always amazing!!! I want lessons!
love hummus also....
yum....

Vitania said...

Mmm - I just made this ! Seriously, I am eating it as I type.. It's delicious..Pefect balance..

I sometimes add roasted peppers too.

vie

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