Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hummus

A double post day. I tried a hummus recipe today that Creepy Cupcakes had posted last week. It's really good. Here is the recipe below and my notes.

1 15 oz. can chickpeas/garbonzo beans lightly drained
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
5 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon ground cumin seed
ink of paprika

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Grind until you have a smooth texture. If it is to dry for you add water 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Serve with crudites or crackers.

I probably would use one clove garlic next time and did not use salt. I always have lemon juice in the fridge so just splashed in what I thought would come from one lemon. I added 6 teaspoons of water to get the right consistency for me.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Oooh, glad you posted this! I've been looking for a good hummus recipe!

Kelly

Carrie Mae said...

Excellent notes! And you're right: two cloves of garlic are not for the faint of spice! One is more than enough for most (I've dubbed my version "Garlicky Hummus," because I can't get enough of the stuff).

:) Thank you for the mention/link.