Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Hummus Among Us

The idea to make hummus and thus this post is when Denise said she read somewhere that vegans spend too much on hummus. And it's so easy to make. But, oddly enough, being rather busy of late we were actually buying it pre made. Gross, eh?

So, what follows is a nice mellow yummy hummus. I'm attempting freezing the hummus too. I don't remember if it worked before or not, so here goes.

In this recipe, I lightly roast 2 cloves of garlic. I do this by crushing the clove with the side of my knife (carefully !) and tossing the cloves in a pie pan and stick them in the oven for about 10 -ish minutes or so at about 300 degrees.

For this hummus recipe, you'll need;

4 cups canned chick peas
juice of 1 lemon
4 cloves garlic (2 should be lightly roasted, all peeled and chopped)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoon tahini
1 1/2 cups of water (adjust to desired consistency)

Put everything in the food processor. blend till nice and smooth. Takes me about 5-10 minutes with mine.

I love toasting the pita in the oven, soooooo much better than if you don't.

This recipe makes about 4 cups hummus. Eat!

- Melina  : D

1 comment:

  1. Love hummus! One thing I haven't put in mine is cumin, I might have to try that!