Hummus

If I were to live by a motto it would be this: “When in doubt, make a batch of hummus.” It’s easy, a healthy snack, always a crowd pleaser, and packed with good stuff. There might have been a point in my life that I followed a recipe, but at this point, I eyeball it and combining all of the following ingredients in the food processor. For purposes of this post, I decided today to actually write down the quantities and it turned out quite tasty. Ingredients

  • 1 – 14 oz can of garbanzo beans drained
  • 2 Tbsp. of tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Handful of fresh parsley leaves plus extra for a garnish

Directions

  1. Combine the first 8 ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth, adding in water as needed.
  2. Add the fresh parsley and pulse a few times until the parsley is chopped in but not completely blended. The green leaves should be somewhat distinguishable.
  3. With a rubber spatula scrape the hummus into a large serving bowl or two smaller ones. (Or refrigerate the second bowl in a covered container.)
  4. Finely chop remaining parsley sprigs and sprinkle on top.
  5. Serve with celery, carrots or any fresh vegetables.