Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I have been making Hummus for years now, most of the recipes out there are the same with the exception of some, which exclude Cumin.  YOU NEED the Cumin folks, it is what gives Hummus its distinct flavor, skip ALL recipes that omit it!!  I have used canned garbanzo beans and cooked my own, either way is fine, just don't freeze your extra beans and expect to make good Hummus with them at a future date! Nope it doesn't work, freezing does something to the beans to make them gritty, I learned the hard way.  I also do not think I have made it the same way twice, its a very forgiving food as long as you have the basic ingredients. I posted a pic of my breakfast this morning, nothing better than homemade Hummus on a homemade bagel....YUMMY


1-2 Large cloves garlic
2 Cups Cooked Chickpeas (reserve liquid)
2 Tbsp Tahini
1/4 C. Lemon Juice
1/2 Tsp. Cumin
Large pinch Cayenne (to taste)
Salt to taste
Smoked Paprika for sprinkling on top. (optional)

Add all ingredients in the food processor, add reserved liquid from beans or water (I always forget to save the liquid), mix until you achieve the desired consistency.
Told you it was EASY!  Serve with toasted pita bread, tomatoes, cucumber and red onions.  

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