first of all, thank you for all your congrats and such on my last post. you are all so sweet! i’m still wrapping my head around the idea of a girl, but i am getting there.
this past week i’ve been eating hummus like crazy. i just love fresh hummus. seriously, once you make it from scratch, you’ll never buy the store bought kind again. and, it’s super easy to make. here’s the recipe i came up with.. enjoy!
1 15 oz can [2 cups] of chickpeas, drained [preferably organic]
1/4 cup tahini [a ground sesame seed mixture, found locally at whole foods]
1 large garlic clove
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbs lemon juice
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper [optional, if you like spicy]
1 tbs plain yogurt
1 tbs olive oil
1/4 tsp ground paprika
1/4 cup water [may need more to reach desired consistency]
1-2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
place all ingredients except for garnish in a food processor and blend until smooth, adding more water if needed to reach a desired consistency. taste for spices and adjust as needed. place in a serving bowl and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
serve with a warm pita, pita chips, or vegetables.