Hummus (with variations)

Carolyn Haas

By
@Linky1

Adapted from The Complete Book of Greek Cooking by Salaman and Cutler.
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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Prep:

10 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

14 oz
can of chickpeas (save out a couple for garnish)
4 Tbsp
tahini
2-3 clove
garlic
1
lemon, juice of
salt and pepper

VARIATIONS

2
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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mash chickpeas with a fork until desired consistency. If you like it smoother, use food processor or immersion blender.
2
Stir in tahini, then grated garlic cloves and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3
For 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.
4
Garnish with a few reserved chickpeas or paprika or a few pine nuts or some parsley or...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free