Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hummus, A Staple...

We eat a lot of hummus during Lent. I make it without oil but if it's the weekend, just drizzle some olive oil on the top of the hummus. Eat with bread, crackers, tortilla chips (that's what Paul does), veggies or whatever you think would taste yummy. I like to use it as a spread on bread (as in a sandwich) with cucumbers and tomatoes... And it's packed with protein!!!

Hummus (our favorite)
1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans (reserve juice)
1 1/4 tablespoons tahini (can be bought in most grocery stores... looks like peanut butter)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 large garlic clove
1/2 tsp. salt
Heat beans over medium heat until they come to a boil. Reserve juice. Put beans and next 4 ingredients in a food processor or blender. Slowly add juice from beans (not all the juice). Blend until creamy and very smooth.


Mimi said...

I tend to just buy it, but this looks easy!

And, like you, I eat it all kinds of ways during Lent (and outside of Lent too, actually)

Xenia Kathryn said...

Awesome! Your hummus rocks, I've been meaning to ask for your recipe. Thank you!'/

Lauren S. said...

yum! your recipe looks similar to what our deacon makes. he actually taught us in a lenten cooking class during the nativity fast, but he made huge portions so i wasn't sure the quantities and measurements. thank you!

Susan said...

I forgot to tell you, a woman at Hannahs grandmas funeral told us she had met us before at the engagement party for Hannah and Yianni. She said
"your daughter made the best hummus Ive ever tasted!!"
Im assuming it was you, as Katherine didnt bring anything that day:)