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Hummus

Recipe: Hummus

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans of Garbanzo Beans
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini
  • Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Optional Flavoring Components (See variations below the main recipe)

Instructions

  1. Empty one can of garbanzo beans with juice into a blender
  2. Drain the 2nd can of garbanzos into the empty first can to reserve the juice
  3. Empty the drained 2nd can into the blender
  4. Stir the tahini aggressively to blend any oil that may have separated
  5. Add 3 Tbsp tahini to the blender
  6. Add a few grinds of black pepper
  7. Add a reasonable dash of sea salt
  8. Add “Flavoring Components” (see variations below)
  9. Blend on Medium, stopping occasionally to scoop up any garbanzos that get trapped under the blades
  10. Blend until reasonably smooth (based on your preferences)
  11. If the hummus appears too thick, add in some of the earlier reserved garbanzo juice (a little at a time), leaving it a bit thicker than you prefer since you can add more later
  12. Taste it!
  13. Add more salt, pepper, tahini, and flavoring components to taste.
  14. Stir in any additions to get them somewhat mixed into the hummus
  15. Blend again
  16. Taste it and adjust flavors as necessary by adding more of what you think it needs.
  17. Once you have the flavors where you want them, give a final adjustment to the consistency by adding any more reserved juice that you think it needs (or not)
  18. Give it a final blend if needed
  19. Empty hummus into a serving dish and refrigerate
  20. Before serving, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and optionally sprinkle with a bit of paprika, chipotle, parsley, or fresh ground black pepper

Variations

Lemon Pepper Hummus: Lemon Juice to taste (around ½ cup – add somewhere around step 5 above – BE CAREFUL OF YOUR CONSISTENCY – this will thin the hummus). Add copious amounts of fresh ground black pepper at step 6 above.
Garlic Hummus: Add two heads of Roasted Garlic.
Spicy Hummus: Chipotle to taste. Cayenne to taste. Copious amounts of black pepper.

Feel free to mix and match! (Garlic & Lemon, Cumin Chipotle, etc)