Wednesday, July 1, 2009


1 16 oz. can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 Tbsp. of tahini
2 cloves of crushed garlic (not huge cloves, if you love garlic add more)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Drain chickpeas, set aside liquid from the can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of reserved liquid. Blend until smooth and mixed.

Place in a serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus and add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. You can fancy it up with sprinkled parsley, paprika or a kalamata olive in the center.

Serve with warm pita bread, cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

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