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Recipe: Homemade Hummus

Ingredients: Tahini is sesame butter and can be found in the same aisle as peanut butter at your local grocer, or at a local Mediterranean Market! I get mine from the Pita House. Fresh ingredients are best!

Here’s the recipe. All measurements are approximations, as I don’t use measuring cups unless baking, usually. Add all ingredients except parsley into your food processor and pulse till smooth; add parsley and pulse for a few seconds, just enough to mix in. Enjoy with pitas or tortilla chips, fresh veggies, over couscous, or as a spread on a sandwich with sprouts and other fresh veggies.

  • 2 c. cooked garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas; canned is fine, just drain it; you could use black beans instead of you like)
  • ¼ c. tahini (sesame seed butter)
  • ¼ c. water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil (can replace with water if desired)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (fresh is best, but the from concentrate works fine)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ c. chopped fresh parsley leaves (if use dried, reduce to 1-2 Tbsp.)

Served over Israeli Couscous with Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoes