Thursday, September 3, 2009

Recipe: Tahini-free Hummus

My daughter loves chickpeas.  She is a fan of hummus.  Chickpeas are cheap.  Tahini is not so cheap.  So, I made this Tahini-free Hummus for her, and it's really simple and delicious.  Lots of variations are possible - sundried tomatoes, more spices, roasted red peppers... use your imagination and have fun!

Tahini-free Hummus

1 can chickpeas, drained with liquid reserved
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp garlic powder

Combine chickpeas, lemon juice, cumin, olive oil, and garlic powder in food processor or blender (I used the small bowl of my food processor).  Mix until combined.  While blending, drizzle in liquid until the mixture is thick but spreadable, and continue blending until smooth.  Store in the refrigerator.

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