H is for Hummus...recipe that is!
It's H week at Tid Bit's school.
Months ago the teacher and I talked about making hummus as the special snack for the letter H. And I was just emailing the recipe to her a minute ago and thought you friends out there might like to know how to make it too. Besides, with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, you probably need a good easy dip recipe right about now.
I'm sure there are a million good hummus recipes out there, but this is a fantastic basic one that we really like around here. I'm a big fan of additions of things, so get creative once you make the basic recipe. Add roasted garlic, or roasted red peppers, or olives, or whatever else strikes your fancy...or if you really want to get crazy, instead of chick peas use black beans. You rebel you!
So anyways, here's the recipe that I use. It's easy and it's good. And just fyi, tahini paste is made from sesame seeds if you have no clue what the stuff is. I'd recommend getting it at a Mediterranean food store if you have one near you...it's WAY cheaper for the exact same stuff!
2 can chick peas (garbanzo beans) drained...reserve liquid to side in case you need to add some back to mix in and make hummus more smooth later
1/3 c. tahini
6 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
some red pepper flakes (to your own taste...probably wouldn't put much for kids though.)
Grind all together in food processor til smooth and creamy. Serve with warm pita bread, veggies, tortilla chips...whatever you want! To make it with black beans, do the exact same recipe, just substitute black beans for the chick peas...truly that simple!
I'll have to post another good Super Bowl dip tomorrow...Dead Lady's Dip we call it and I'll tell you why when I post. I'll also be giving you an amazing recipe for a soup that is probably in my Top 5 Most Favorite Soups of All Times, which is saying alot b/c I'm totally a soup lover!
TTFN! (That's Ta-Ta For Now for all you people who haven't ever read Winnie the Pooh....shame shame!)