Sunday, April 18, 2010

5-minute hummus

i saw this recipe in real simple magazine for 5-minute hummus. i made some adjustments (which are listed below). but overall so easy! the clean up is the killer. and actually i don't have a food processor so i used my "magic bullet", divided it into 2 batches, and it turned out great! don't try using a blender. it doesn't work well in the blender. my friend was my sous chef who helped me with the flavor. thanks, j! my roommate totally enjoyed it. she wants to make more. so i guess it's a hit. next time i'm gonna try using my stick blender. hoping it will be less work cleaning up.

susan's 5-minute hummus
total time: 5 minutes
makes 1 1/2 cups

1-15oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed
1 1/2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
lemon juice from 1 whole lemon
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tablespoon water (more if needed)

in a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, salt and water until smooth and creamy. add more water to get desired consistency.

transfer to bowl. drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika before serving.

enjoy with pita, tortilla, carrot sticks or just by itself!

**i discovered that it's a 15 minute hummus when you use a stick blender. **

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