Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hmmm, Homemade Hearty Hummus

I've never made hummus before but I read in my Hadassah cookbook that Hummus is a traditional food made for Purim (and here I thought Purim was about Esther and Hamentaschen!), and with Purim this weekend, I decided to give it a shot.

Much to my surprise, it is probably one of the most easy & simple to make things around. You'll be done making it within 10 minutes, I promise you that!

Happy Purim!

1 can of 16 ounce chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, liquid reserved.
3 garlic cloves
2-3 tbsp of flat parsley
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil, separated
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp sesame tahini
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

What you need:
A food processor, pita chips or another crunchy cracker, grape tomatoes, and sliced carrots.

How you do it:

In the food processor, place the garlic, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup of olive oil, and garbanzo beans. Process til smooth. Add the sesame tahini, lemon juice, remainder of olive oil, and process until smooth. If you need to, use a little of the liquid reserve from the beans to thin the hummus. Next, place the parsley in the food processor, and blend.

And...your done. See, that was easy. And it's good, too!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 cup

Amount per Serving

Calories 97
Calories from Fat 73.2

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 8.13g
Saturated Fat 1.19g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 75.77mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.39g
Dietary Fiber 1.27g
Sugars 0g
Protein 1.61g

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