Friday, May 6, 2011

Hummus

When I was making Greek food, I thought I might as well make hummus too. This is my favorite hummus recipe.


I put 2 large garlic cloves in my food processor along with a heaping teaspoon of salt and pulsed until diced.


Then I added about 1/4 cup of my garbanzo beans.


Then pulsed until a smooth paste formed.


I toasted about 3 tablespoons of cumin powder just until it gave off it's aroma and turned a bit browner. Be careful not to burn.


Add the cumin to the paste in the processor and add 4 tablespoons of tahini.


Pulse it again.


Add about 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.


Squeeze in the juice of 3 lemons.


Add 2 tablespoons of honey. Drain the garbanzo beans retaining the liquid and add the beans to the processor bowl. Pulse until you have a smooth mixture adding some bean liquid until you have the desired consistency.


Remember the pitas that did not puff? This is where you can use them. Brush them with melted butter, sprinkle them with italian seasoning and bake them for about 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Cut them into wedges and serve with the hummus.