Hummus

After many attempts to produce the perfect batch of hummus, this is my favorite recipe.  This can be done with either a hand blender or a food processor.  Adapted from Mark Bittman.

Ingredients

  • 2  c chickpeas, drained (liquid reserved)
  • 1/2 c tahini
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced/pressed
  • juice of 1 lemon (if it is a large lemon, go easy on the juice and add to taste)
  • large pinch of salt
  • paprika, parsley, and pine nuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt in a food processor and blend until smooth (or to a desired texture).
  2. Add garlic and salt, and incorporate until smooth.
  3. Add reserved chickpea liquid (or water) as needed to create desired texture
  4. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

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