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Hummus

Hummus (pronounced HOOM-uhs) is a Middle Eastern dish that is usually eaten as a dip with pita slices. You can make it creamier and thinner by adding more water and olive oil - the texture is a personal preference.

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Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 16 or 19-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup tahini, well stirred
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pita slices or sliced vegetables for serving

Makes 2 cups

  1. In the bowl of a food processor or blender combine the garlic, salt, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, water and cumin.
  2. Puree the mixture, scraping down the sides as necessary. If the resulting hummus is too thick, add a bit more water and/or olive oil to achieve the desired consistency. Taste and add additional salt as desired.
  3. Transfer hummus to a serving dish and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.  Serve with pita slices or vegetables for dipping.  Extra hummus can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 days.

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