Recipe: My favorite hummus recipe

hummus-2This is by far my most favorite hummus recipe – from the Fat Free Vegan website. I love this recipe because it is:

1) Easy to make.

2) Tastes great.

3) Makes the right amount to last for a week.

Of course, I have to Jennifer-ize every recipe, so below is my version, which is even easier than the first one. Keep in mind that I don’t like to use salt, so if you prefer add salt instead of the no-salt seasoning that I use… Several people have enjoyed my recipe and didn’t realize there wasn’t any salt.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans, 1 drained
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Fresh lemon juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic no-salt seasoning

DIRECTIONS:
Dump all ingredients into a high-powered blender and purée and until smooth. On my BlendTec, that is two blendings using button #5. Scoop into a resealable container and store in the refrigerator. Best if used within one week (if it lasts that long!).

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SERVING:
Serve with fresh cut-up veggies like celery sticks, sweet small peppers, carrot sticks. Pita chips have a lot of refined carbs, but pita chips are yummy! Instead of pita chips, perhaps use tortilla chips. Everyone loves this recipe, so make extra if serving at a party (left overs are a bonus for the chef!).

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