Friday, September 24, 2010

Thrifty Recipe- Hummus

Hummus is a tasty, healthy dish to bring to any get-together. It's wonderful with pita bread, carrot sticks, crackers, or other veggies. My recipe is a combination of a few that I've read- Good Housekeeping, the recipe book that came with my food processor, and A can of Market Pantry beans at Target is about 65 cents, so this is certainly a thrifty recipe!

Yummy Hummus

1 15oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1-2 cloves garlic, minced (if desired, you can saute the garlic cloves whole for a bit before you use them)
1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley or fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like spicy)
Dash salt
1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil

1. Place all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor and blend until completely combined and beans are smooth
2. While food processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil until the hummus reaches desired consistency

1 comment:

  1. I use the giant/wide can of beans and often add extra spices such as coriander, cumin and/or ground mustard. Roasted garlic is AWESOME in this. If I am taking to a party I will process until smooth, but if it is just for nicki sandwiches, then I leave pretty chunky and load up my pita with cukes and peppers! Do you ever make your own pita chips? (cut into wedges/split layers and separate, spray with olive oil/salt and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes)


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