Monday, July 1, 2013

Meal Monday: Hummus! #recipe

I've wanted to try making my own hummus for years and I finally have a decent food processor so I can make it now! I give you two versions!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This makes a lot!
32 oz chickpeas - drained and rinsed
12 oz jar roasted red peppers - drained
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2-4 cloves garlic (I ended up using 4)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt (or more to taste)
1/4 cup water
chopped parsley and additional paprika for garnish

Place all ingredients except water and garnish into food processor.  Process on high until hummus consistency.  Add water a little bit at a time until it's the consistency you want.  Taste it a few times to see if you need extra salt or garlic.


Spread some on a plate, top with garnish and enjoy.  Put the rest in the refrigerator - it will be even better later :)

"Original" Hummus

1 16 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup tahini
2 Tbsp lemon (maybe more)
1-2 cloves garlic (I used 2)
3 Tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
1/4 cup water
chopped parsley and paprika for garnish

Place all ingredients in food processor except water and garnish.  Process on high until mixed - it will be very thick. Add water a little at a time until desired consistency.  Taste along the way to see if you need extra garlic or salt.


To serve, spread on a plate, top with garnish and enjoy!


The red pepper was definitely my favorite but both were very good. Do you have a favorite flavor of hummus? I think I'm going to try pine nut next.

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