Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Recipe :: Hummus

I feel like hummus has finally been discovered in the U.S. with numerous varieties found in your local grocery market. Personally, I find those a bit too processed or over flavored and you may know by now that I'm a classic kind of gal! In my quest to find a hummus that reminded me of the one at the Caspian Bistro in Minneapolis near the University of MN campus, Jen and I decided to take to the kitchen and create our own.


Since Jen, the fabulous Caramel Apprentice and I live in a sparse rural community, finding delicacies like homemade hummus with the rich and creamy texture like the Caspian Bistro is slim to none. But we will say, that one of the main ingredients, Tahini is easily found in your international section in your local grocery. If we can find it, you definitely can find it ;) Therefore, Jen dug up a fabulous recipe from All Recipes and we gave it a go! More pictures and recipe after the jump!

Hummus
Full Recipe By: ROYHOBBS

Ingredients:
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, half the liquid reserved
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil {optional}
Directions:
  1. In a blender, chop the garlic. Pour garbanzo beans into blender, reserving about a tablespoon for garnish. Place lemon juice, Tahini, chopped garlic and salt in blender. Blend until creamy and well mixed. {If you need more liquid to create a smooth texture, add a few drops of water or lemon juice}
  2. Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with pepper and pour olive oil over the top. Garnish with reserved garbanzo beans. 
A few pictures of our process!


Serve with warm pita, carrots, cucumbers slices, colorful sweet pepper sticks, or crackers. Jen also swaps out hummus for mayo on her sandwiches. :)

By the way, Chief Caramel Husband - LOVED IT! So easy, delicious and healthy!

Enjoy!

From the always hungry,

Caramel Jar Team


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