Monday, November 14, 2011


Nothing beats homemade hummus. Once I started making it we haven't gone back. It does take some prep work to pre-soak the beans, but some people just use canned. I tend to make a lot since my daughter loves to eat it straight up. I also boil my garlic with beans. It keeps the hummus from being too garlicky for the kids and my husband doesn't like raw garlic in things, so it works.

oil, lemon, salt, tahini, chickpeas

soak beans overnight with salt and a pinch of baking soda, then rinse and add fresh water

bring to a boil, skim, and add oil, garlic, cumin, salt, sugar

once the beans are tender drain (saving water), add tahini and lemon juice

blend until creamy using reserved water as needed

season to taste with salt