Hummus is a dip or a spread that is made from chickpeas, lemon, tahini, olive oil and garlic. You can add extras to hummus like spices such as cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, etc. or you can add some herbs or even things like roasted red peppers or sundried tomatoes etc. The possibilities are seemingly endless. Not only is hummus is super easy to make but it is also fairly healthy and it tastes great. I really enjoy the flavour and the creamy texture of hummus and I make it fairly often. I like using hummus as a dip for pitas and vegetables and as a spread on crostini or in sandwiches. This time I made a basic hummus and I served it on whole wheat crostini with some roasted red peppers and balsamic vinegar. I was planning of placing a leaf of basil under the roasted red pepper but I forgot to pick up the basil at the store. How do you use hummus?
- 1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/2 lemon (juice)
- olive oil to taste
- 1 pinch cumin (toasted and ground, optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley to taste (chopped, optional)
- Puree everything in a food processor until smooth. Add some water (or more olive oil) to bring it to the consistency that you like.
- Serve garnished with chopped parsley and olive oil to taste.