Thursday, July 22, 2010

Everyone loves hummus

Last night I showed my vegetarian hummus-loving cousin Z how to make her own hummus. And then it occurred to me... I've never shared my hummus recipe here. Which is silly, given the frequency with which I make the stuff (not to mention my previously confessed habit of eating weird garbanzo bean lunches). My dippin' instruments of choice are thick strips of red pepper or slices of cucumber - crisp, fresh, and (because it's me) carrying a lively kick.

So first, to set the mood:


And here ya have it:

Maggie's Classic Hummus


1 can chickpeas
1/3 cup tahini
2-3 garlic cloves, to taste
1.5 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
2 tablespoons water
8 dashes hot sauce

Put into a food processor and press go. (Best directions ever, no?)
Feeling wild? Throw in some roasted red peppers.

And that's it! Gotta love it. I do.

7 comments:

  1. have your ears been burning because I was just telling Mr. M LAST NIGHT that i was going to email you to see if you had a yummy roasted red pepper hummus. I want to make some with some lamb i'm making on Saturday!! perfect timing.

    xoxoxoxo

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  2. This looks delicious! I'm going to scrounge around the pantry and try my hand at hummus-making tonight!

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  3. We just got a food processor for our wedding, now I know what to make first. :)

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  4. Looks like I need to make a trip to the whole foods for some tahini. Darn my tiny urban grocery store and its lack of diverse ingredients!

    This looks delish. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Yum! This is almost exactly the recipe I use!

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  7. yum, hummus. your recipe looks delicious AND simple. perfect combo. now, if only i had a food processor.

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