Thursday, July 1, 2010

Delicious Hummus

this is a condensed-format recipe, designed for a pocket recipe book called "Learn to Cook" I made and gave out to random people at the Pike Market for a few months in 2009. some of the ingredients may be difficult to find outside of the market, and can be substituted or disregarded.

2 cans garbanzo beans
4 T sesame tahini
1/4 head garlic [peel & rough chop]
1 lemon [juice]
1 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/3 C water

[in a food processor, pulse, then blend all the ingredients together until the hummus is almost fluffy. the whipped consistency of hummus is important to fully enjoy the flavor.]


  1. What do I do with the extra tahini? It's sold in huge containers!

  2. Well, you could add it to homemade salad dressing, make Babaghanouj (there's a recipe on this blog for it), make a number of middle eastern dishes that include it, or just wait and make more hummus; it won't go bad terribly quickly.