Hummus (with variations)
Hummus is such a healthy food. My granddaughter loves it with carrots and celery, but pita bread is a more traditional dipper.
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- 14 oz
- can of chickpeas (save out a couple for garnish)
- 4 Tbsp
- 2-3 clove
- lemon, juice of
- salt and pepper
- roasted red bell peppers - blend in with chickpeas
- 1 Tbsp
- pine nuts, roasted and coarsely chopped - stir in before serving
- paprika and/or chopped parsley to garnish
1Mash chickpeas with a fork until desired consistency. If you like it smoother, use food processor or immersion blender.
2Stir in tahini, then grated garlic cloves and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3For red pepper version, add red peppers to chickpeas when blending.
For pine nut version, mix in after blending chickpeas - you don't want them to be too smoothly incorporated into the hummus.
4Garnish with a few reserved chickpeas or paprika or a few pine nuts or some parsley or...