My husband's recipe for hummus - a little different take on a yummy appetizer.
Hummus - what can I say?
I can eat an entire quart container of this stuff, without blinking an eye! It didn't start out that way...
The first time I ate hummus was at a party with a blind date. I noticed that he didn't partake, but I ate quite a bit before I realized it was full of garlic. Oops! Needless to say, there was no goodnight kiss or second date. His loss!
I didn't have hummus again for quite awhile; its popularity seems to come and go in cycles. The next time I had it, my boyfriend made it for me! (Now my husband - he withstood the garlic with ease.) He makes the best hummus and this is his recipe.
It's so easy; I even taught my 3rd grade class to make this for our around-the-world geography food journey.
2 cups chick peas (garbanzo beans), canned (or fresh cooked from dried beans)
2 Tablespoons Tahini (sesame butter)
zest and juice of 2 lemons
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons dried oregano
1 Tablespoon cumin
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional for heat)
salt and pepper to taste
For garnish: dash of paprika on top
If more liquid is needed, add teaspoons of tomato sauce.