Monday, July 8, 2013

Diane's Hummus

My mother-in-law should have her own cooking show ... or at least write a cook book.  Her vegan dishes are amazing. This hummus recipe is so much better than anything store-bought.  I had never had anything but grocery store hummus and now I'm never buying it again haha!

1-2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 cup cooked or one can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup tahini
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cayenne (add less or don't add any at all if you don't want it spicy!)
2 tbsp olive oil
sweet or smoked paprika for garnish (optional)

In a food processor, process the garlic until finely minced.  Add the chickpeas and tahini and process until smooth.  Add the lemon juice, salt and cayenne.  With the machine running, stream in the oil and process until smooth.  Taste, and adjust the seasonings if needed.  Store in a tightly covered container in the fridge.

Yield: about 2 cups

We doubled the recipe and ended up with about as much as you get in a tub at Sam's Club.