Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hummus




How's everyone's new years resolutions going?  If you're like me and you maybe need a little help making healthier eating more palatable...read on.

I'm switching to the night shift once again, so what better way to make myself stay awake than cooking a whole bunch of stuff while watching movies?  How about NOT cooking stuff while watching movies?

Because you don't even have to cook hummus...get it?  Lame, I know.  You know what's not lame?

This hummus.






Seriously though, if you have food processor, whipping this stuff up couldn't be easier.  Whenever I think of hummus usually I think of dipping pita bread in it.  And fair enough, that is awesome.  But the best part is that this stuff is crazy good with veggies.

It makes eating veggies for a snack way super easy without having to resort to any heavy dips.  I like to dip carrots, celery, cucumbers, broccoli, or peppers.  Bonus, protein...so it fills you up!

Okay okay I know...enough health-talk garbage.

This hummus is a perfect base, it's great plain of course, but could easily be jazzed up with some extra garlic or roasted red pepper blended in.




Hummus
(adapted from allrecipes)

2 cans garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic
Paprika, for presentation


In a food processor, place garlic cloves and drained garbanzo beans.  Add about 1/4 cup garbanzo bean liquid (or water).  Pulse until blended smooth.  Add in tahini, lemon juice, salt, olive oil.  Process a minute or two until smooth and creamy.  Top with additional olive oil and/or paprika to serve.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

9 comments:

  1. If you eat it without storing for 1 week is it going to be gross? Just trying to find out how lazy I can be with this.

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    1. My bad, that was confusing. You can eat it immediately... I meant it will last in the fridge for up to a week if you don't end up using it right away.

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  2. I know this is silly but what is tahini???

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    1. Not silly at all... Tahini is made from sesame seeds, and is similar in consistency to peanut butter. The kind I found comes in a jar. You can usually find it in the health food section of the supermarket, but if not there then Whole Foods or a Middle Eastern grocery should carry it. Good luck! :)

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  3. What size cans of beans? 15.5 oz?

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