Make Your Own Hummus - Juggling Real Food and Real Life
  • 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
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. 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).
  2. Combine beans, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and olive oil in a food processor. (a blender can also be used).
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Add additional liquid and mix for about a minute or so.
  5. For serving......put hummus in pretty dish and using a spoon put a well into the middle.  Pour an additional tablespoon of olive oil into the well.  Garnish with fresh herbs.
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