Hummus- "Chick Pea Dip"
Traditionaly Middle Easterners will serve it one of two ways.
1. Brown ground lamb & onions seasoned with salt, pepper, allspice & a tad of nutmeg. Spoon over hummus.
2. Brown 3 tbsp pine nuts or slivered almonds in 2 tbsp butter. Sprinkle over hummus.
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- 1 can(s)
- chick peas aka garbanzo beans
- 1/3 c
- 1/4 c
- lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp
- garlic powder
- 1/4 c
- olive oil
- salt and cumin to taste
1Simmer chick peas for 5 minutes.
2Drain, reserve liquid.
3Place chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic powder, salt & cumin in food processor.
4Pulse until smooth.
5Taste & add seasonings as needed. If mixture is too thick you can add some of the reserved liquid.
6Place hummus onto a serving platter.
7Garnish with addtional olive oil & freshly snipped parsley.
8This is great served with radishes, carrots, red pepper strips, pickles and toasted pita bread.
9Tahini, which is a sesame seed paste, can usualy be found in grocery stores in the international foods section. A friend of mine uses peanut butter in place of it with satisfying results.