By: Brenda Langton
Photo courtesy of Mette Nielsen Photography
Hummus is very easy to make. And, it is often much better homemade than the prepared options at the grocery store, which can be old and over-powering with garlic and cumin.
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- 2 medium cloves garlic
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons tahini
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup water
- 1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
Serve with raw vegetables and whole wheat bread, or whole wheat pita bread and olives.
For a spicier version, add more garlic and/or some hot peppers.
If you’re a fan of preserved lemons, we swear by adding them to our hummus! Add 1 Tbsp. of preserved lemon rind, chopped (you may want to cut back on the lemon juice).
Another nice option is to roast the garlic, however I still like a little raw garlic in there, as well.