i love food. a lot. i love to eat, i love sitting around a table and laughing with people and enjoying good food. its even better when the food is good for you! my oldest sister is the best cook i know and pretty much (almost) every she touches is gold. she has a really great recipe for hummus that i wanted to share with you today. its so easy, and so yummy. you can read more of here recipes over here.
4 C. cooked chickpeas
3 cloves garlic
1/4 C. tahini
1/2 C. lemon juice
3/4 C. olive oil
1 tablespoon flax seed oil (optional)
1-2 teaspoons sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1. Peel garlic and place in the bowl of a food processor with the tahini, lemon juice and 1/2 C. chickpeas. Process until no chunks of garlic are visible.
2. Add remaining chickpeas, olive oil and flax seed oil and process until smooth.
3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in black pepper, a bit of cayenne and sea salt to taste. Serve with raw vegetables (our favorites are red peppers and carrots), pita chips (or warm flat bread) or spread generously on a sandwich.
Notes: This makes an enormous batch of hummus. I have a very small food processor so I make the full recipe but only blend half of the ingredients at a time, then stir all together with the spices at the end.
You could easily make a half recipe, but I prefer to make the full batch and freeze it in portion sizes that I know we’ll use in about a week. Sometimes I freeze it in ice cube trays which makes the perfect amount to send to work with David in his lunch.
Yield: Approximately 5 1/5 C. of hummus.