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.
14 ozcan of chickpeas (save out a couple for garnish)
1lemon, juice of
·salt and pepper
2roasted red bell peppers - blend in with chickpeas
1 Tbsppine nuts, roasted and coarsely chopped - stir in before serving
·paprika and/or chopped parsley to garnish
How to Make Hummus (with variations)
- Mash chickpeas with a fork until desired consistency. If you like it smoother, use food processor or immersion blender.
- Stir in tahini, then grated garlic cloves and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- 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.
- Garnish with a few reserved chickpeas or paprika or a few pine nuts or some parsley or...