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Hummus

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I’ve never actually had hummus before, but I’ve been really wanting to try it for a while. I figured it couldn’t be all that hard to make, and it isn’t! In fact, you only need a few ingredients.

Servings: 2

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First, pour the sesame seeds into your food processor and grind them up as much as possible.

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Add in some of the olive or vegetable oil a little at a time until you achieve the consistency of a paste, called tahini.

Then, add in the chick peas, and grind again.

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Add more oil until you achieve the consistency of a thick spread:

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You can also add in any flavoring you like, such as garlic or onion.  Serve with pita chips, or actual pita bread.  Yum – and full of protein and fiber!

Posted by on May 23, 2009.

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Categories: appetizers

8 Responses

  1. I ? hummus!!! I have a recipe from Martha’s Everyday Food that I’ve used time and time again, but I’ve made my own tahini paste! I always buy it.

    by Bridget on May 23, 2009 at 9:50 am

  2. That ? is supposed to be a heart. I guess it doesn’t show up in wordpress! ;(

    by Bridget on May 23, 2009 at 9:51 am

  3. Haha, I don’t know why the heart didn’t show up. Weird!

    What do you usually eat with your hummus? I’m trying to find creative ways to use it. 🙂

    by Tracy on May 23, 2009 at 4:57 pm

  4. Looks delicious – I love making hummus 🙂 If you like roasted red pepper, try mixing in about 1/4 cup or so of roasted red pepper. It’s really yummy made in pita pockets with some fresh veggies and a little bit of fresh parm cheese 🙂

    by Heather on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm

  5. That sounds amazing – thanks!!

    by Tracy on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:59 pm

  6. Great healthy snack!

    by Maria on Mar 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

  7. This looks like an easy, delicious version. I love to add a little tahini to mine for an extra layer of flavor.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Mar 24, 2010 at 11:17 am

  8. Love homemade hummus. It always tastes so much better than store-bought.

    by Shaina on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:30 am

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →