My kids love to dip fresh veggies in this hummus. I was buying it from Trader Joe's for a long time but if you look at the ingredients it's hard to buy a store made hummus that doesn't have soybean oil in it. Not to mention more salt than I want.
So, I remembered that my Sister-in-law sent me this recipe a few years back from her neighbor who was of middle-eastern descent. So, I easily replaced my store-bought hummus with this. It actually saves me money, too! Bonus.
It's easy and good. Plenty of garlic to chase those colds away. I use organic canned chick peas - rinsed. I suppose you could make your own if you have the time. Tahini is hard to find - I finally found it at Whole Foods. Or any middle eastern grocery store. Sometimes, they carry it in the Asian or middle-eastern section of your regular grocery store. Or you could make your own - it's just toasted sesame seeds and olive oil crushed together much like peanut butter.
- 1 can chick peas - rinsed
- 1 lemon
- 5-6 cloves of garlic - minced
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 T Tahini
- 1/2 tsp. olive oil (I think I add a little more of this actually, maybe more like 1 tsp.)
- 1/3 cup of water
Place chick peas in food processor. Add juice from the lemon. Add garlic, tahini, olive oil and water. Process just until all mixed - it should be a thick texture.
It makes a good amount and my kids like it better!
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