Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Easy Mint Hummus

Fast, Simple, Delicious

hummus title
Hummus is delicious on just about everything (pita bread, corn chips, vegetables… cookies), and luckily it is also super easy to make.

Mint Hummus Recipe
1 can chickpeas (reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid)
1/4 cup tahini, which is like a sesame seed butter (I use Sunland brand).
About a 1/4 cup of fresh mint
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 clove of garlic
3 tablespoons of olive oil
The juice and zest from one lemon

With a food processor:Combine all of the ingredients and 1/4 cup of the reserved chickpea liquid in a food processor and pulse until it is smooth (you may require a little more reserved liquid to reach the consistency you enjoy).

hummus ingredients

Or with a blender:If you are using a blender, I would start by adding 1/4 cup of chickpea liquid, olive oil , lemon juice, and tahini and blend together. Gradually add the chick peas until it is smooth, then add the other ingredients and you should be good to go.

This recipe really is super easy. I plan on posting a more intricate version using dried chickpeas and homemade tahini in the future, but for the time being, this recipe is very convenient and yields a product that is all kinds of delicious!

Mint hummus