Saturday, June 26, 2010
Homemade Hummus Dip...Yummmmm!
OK Alicia this one is for you!
Pics later this week!
If ya'll are wondering What the HECK is Hummus?....
Hummus is a creamy puree of chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste) seasoned with lemon juice and garlic, and is a popular spread and dip in Greece and throughout the Middle East. Hummus can be served as part of a meze platter; with bread or vegetable crudités for dipping; as a spread or filling for pita, lavash or Turkish pide bread; or as a tasty, creamy alternative to butter, or Mayo in sandwiches. A spoonful or two of hummus can also be added to Middle Eastern or Greek-style pilafs and stews to add richness. I LOVE IT in this wrap for lunch.
I eat em with Stacey's Pita chips...and as a matter of fact I will be posting how to make PITA bread this next week too!
This recipe is from www.allrecipes.com
* 2 cloves garlic (or 2 TBSP minced Garlic)
* 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, 1/2 cup the liquid reserved
* 4 tablespoons lemon juice
* 3 tablespoons tahini
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon Cumin
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
1. In a blender, chop the garlic. Pour garbanzo beans into blender. Place lemon juice, tahini, chopped garlic,salt cumin in blender. Blend until creamy and well mixed.
2. Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Pour olive oil over the top.