Okay, so that’s a little bit of a overly optimistic proclamation to make, but what can I say, I’ll a hummus freak, I know that’s very trendy right now, but it’s been a staple of our kitchen for years, I happen to be one of those who make it myself in large quantities and then pile it all in to the fridge, blocking any access my husband may have to anything else he might want (or need). Here’s the basic hummus recipe that I use.
Primary ingredient, good quality garbanzo beans, it’s the number one item, I actually buy mine on amazon (yikes), tahini (sesame paste), add in fresh garlic cloves (raw), olive oil, lemon juice (fresh), throw it all in a food processor (wedding gift) and you’re done. The rough proportion – 16 ounces beans, two tables spoons tahini, half a good sized lemon juiced, one good sized clove of garlic (smash it first) and olive oil to taste (smoothness actually).
If you want to go all out some extras – fresh herbs, pine nuts, paprika, cumin. Use your imagination and taste bugs to be inspired.
Huffington Post wrote a good article on why we should all eat more hummus.