Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Home-made Hummus

At an impromptu deck party earlier this summer, my friend had made some home-made hummus (she called it chumoos). Since then, I have been wondering about making my own hummus. And last month, I did. It's not so difficult to make and it was amazing to have home-made hummus in the fridge in the hot summer months. It was gone in 3-4 days. I added many things I found to my hummus and think it would be good even without all of the additions. I also boiled dried chickpeas and used them instead of canned beans - I think that really helped with the taste, but that also affected how long often I can make this.

The basic recipe calls for
2 cups of chickpeas,
2 T tahini
2 T olive oil
Salt, to taste.

I also added 1 cup of roasted red peppers (store bought),
handful of basil and cilantro
3 cloves of garlic
Paprika, to taste.

Purree all the ingredients to the consistency you like (a little chunky for some of us, very smooth for others) and enjoy it!!