Saturday, February 11, 2012

A More Traditional Hummus

Hiya Kids! Wanna do the Hummus Hula dance?? No not Hawaiian - just funny ☺

I like hummus very much as both a sandwich filling and a dip. Pistolettes (cold) filled with hummus and fresh spinach leaves are quite nice. It's a pleasant take along for a pot luck too.

I thought you might like a recipe for a more traditional hummus. I like to make a large amount and keep it in the fridge for a snack with either raw veggies or Sweet Potato chips (from Food Should Taste Good). If you want my creative summery hummus you can find it posted in a June 2011 post.

Gather up your blender or food processor (AKA machine), flexible spatula, serving bowl, and the following.

 2 15oz. cans of chick peas
5 cloves of garlic, shelled and minced/smashed
3 lemons, juiced and a fourth, cut in half -  just in case as this is to taste.
1/2 small yellow onion, cleaned, chopped
3/4 tsp. sea salt
2 large soup spoon dollops of Sunbutter (creamy)
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Coriander
Olive Oil (Preferable cold pressed) & a tablespoon to add a little at a time.

  1. Add about 2 Tbsp. of Olive Oil , the lemon juice, and the garlic, salt, cumin, and coriander to your machine.
  2. Add the onion, chick peas and then the Sunbutter to the machine.
  3. Drizzle apx. 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil on top.
  4. Blend. It will take a while and you should keep stopping to spatula the sides. Also as you blend when its not moving along just add a little Olive oil at a time.
  5. Taste. Consider adding more salt? More lemon? More olive oil? Make whatever adjustments you'd like to suit your taste. I like a LOT of lemon.
  6. Blend some more and taste again. Repeat process of blending and tasting until its just the way you like it!
  7. Keep blending until the hummus is smooth and the onions are no longer chunky.
  We really like this. Its great as a side with your fav. bread, raw veg, chips, etc. It's a great lunch box item too. Works great as a sandwich filling. Can be paired as such with sprouts, sliced cucumbers, gently sauteed and lightly salted eggplant and onion, etc.

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