If you are looking for a yummy, light appetizer, lunch or snack recipe, give this basic hummus recipe a try. Hummus has Middle Eastern origins and this recipe has a nice Mediterranean flavor. Simply humus is pureed chick pea dip. The reason this is referred to as a basic recipe is that you can adjust the ingredients for your own taste.
This recipe as is, makes a tasty healthy dip or spread, but you may like your hummus a bit spicier, so add a dash or two of Tabasco or red pepper. Some people like 1 clove of garlic, some ten cloves or less or more tahini. I personally add more garlic and lemon juice and a little less tahini then this recipe calls for. However, if I’m fixing this for others to eat I stick with this version.
- 2 cups canned chick peas / garbanzo beans, drain and reserve the juice.
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cloves garlic, halved
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pinch cumin
- 1pinch paprika
- Place the chick peas (garbanzo beans), tahini, lemon juice, salt, pinch of cumin and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. You may need to add some of the reserved juice to thin it out a bit. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
- Drizzle olive oil over the garbanzo bean mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
Serve with warm pita bread or as a vegetable dip.
Do you have a hummus recipe or suggestions on this basic humous recipe? If so we would love to hear it! Hope to hear from you. Enjoy life!!!