For serving……put the hummus in a pretty dish and using a spoon put a well into the middle. Pour an additional tablespoon of olive oil into the well.
- 1 15 0Z can of garbanzo beans or chick peas
- ⅓ cup liquid from can or water
- 5 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1½ tablespoons tahini (tahini can be found in your regular grocery store. It comes in a tall jar. It is ground sesame seeds so it similar in consistency to natural peanut butter).
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed (adjust to taste)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 heaping tablespoon ground horseradish
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Drain beans and set aside liquid to use later. (if you drain into the sink and don't save the liquid as I did the first time, simply substitute water).
- Combine beans, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, horseradish, and olive oil in a food processor.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add a small amount of the reserved liquid and mix for about a minute or so till it is the consistency that you desire.
I love to eat this hummus with pita bread triangles and veggies as an appetizer. It’s zesty without being overpowering so I also enjoy this hummus in a simple cucumber wrap or pita.
How would you use this hummus? Do you think of hummus as an appetizer or a main dish? Do you try to include olive oil in your diet on a regular basis?
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