I've never been madly keen about hummus, to tell you the truth, so I thought I'd make some myself. Sometimes, if I make something personally, I come to like it. Maybe it's the locavore in me, but I seem to take kindlier to food if I've gone backstage and met all the ingredients before the show.
ANYWAY, hummus is made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans), olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, tahini (sesame seed paste) and a little salt. Here is a link to a recipe for hummus at the wonderful Middle Eastern Food at About.com.
And here is mine:
HUMMUS OF MA
- can of chickpeas, drained
- 2 Tablespoons garlic-infused olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- pinch of cilantro
- pinch of salt
Put all ingredients into blender and blend until as smooth as you like. I left mine with some bite in it.
Because I didn't put the liquid into it, my hummus was stiff instead of creamy. Next time, I might put some liquid in, or I might not. I kinda liked it the way it came out. In fact, I probably could have rolled it into balls or shaped it into patties, breaded it and fried it. That would have been good!
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