Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spiced Up Hummus

Hummus has always been one of my favorite snacks. I usually just buy it from the grocery store or farmers market, but recently I realized how easy it is to make at home! Use a food processor and canned beans, and you'll have homemade hummus in a matter of minutes.
This version has a little kick to it with the chili powder, but you could definitely leave it out. There are so many variations to hummus, you can pretty much add whatever you like...herbs, pesto, extra garlic, Indian spices, sirarcha, black beans...the possibilities are endless! Serve it up with some pita chips or veggies.
Spiced Up Hummus
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes
2 (14.5 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained (reserve a little of the juice)
1/4 cup tahini sesame paste
2-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Coarse salt
1 lemon, juiced

Now here's the hard part...

Put everything into the food processor and blend until smooth. (Add a little more/less of the reserved juice until you reach the desired consistency.)

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