Archive for June, 2009

Simple Hummus

If you look through my blog, you might notice that I like to keep things pretty simple.  I love to allow the flavor of good, high-quality foods shine without competition from a lot of embellishments.  I recently realized that is why I am so picky about hummus – I love garbanzo beans, I love lemon and I appreciate the combination of flavors that comes from combining them with modest amounts of tahini and garlic.  Of course, there can never be too much olive oil!  And, the beauty of this recipe is that if you like the flavor to be more complex, you can spice it up however you desire…cumin, red pepper, basil, smoked paprika, etc, etc…

  • 1 cup cooked sprouted garbanzo beans
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • small clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (omit if using canned beans and just season to taste)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup parsley

Process in a food processor, season to taste, and enjoy!  I love it with with carrots, celery,  and crunchy lettuce leaves.   Other good options are crackers, tortilla chips, with tomato and basil salad on top of bread strips toasted with olive oil and salt…

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