Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Perfect Base Hummus

We are big fans of hummus in this family so I always have some on hand in the fridge.  Nothing beats homemade!  And it’s so easy.  Making the perfect base hummus allows you to add other ingredients to create a whole new flavor, for example using cilantro.  But you don’t have to rely on beans.  Adding carrots in place of beans, for example, yields a delicious raw hummus.  Pictured above is hummus topped cucumber (served for snack time) – just a little something extra like this can put a fun twist on the everyday dish.  
The Perfect Base Hummus
  • 2½ cups prepared garbanzo beans (soaked overnight or 24 hours and boiled in filtered water)
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic granules (or ½ clove fresh garlic - fresh garlic will make your hummus very spicy, so take caution when making for children)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup oil of choice (I use walnut oil)
  • Filtered water as needed
  1. Add beans & tahini to food processor, pulse a few times
  2. Add lemon juice, salt, garlic and pulse
  3. Drizzle in oil while blending
  4. At this point you will have a very thick hummus and it will need some water for a creamy consistency, so add in ¼ cup of filtered water (at a time) until it's creamy and smooth to your liking
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Labels: dips, snacks, spreads, vegan.


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