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.
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.