Friday, June 25, 2010

Domestic Divas Quick Hummus Recipe!

Divas, I'm sharing with you a staple of my kitchen repertoire--my Quick Hummus Recipe!  I love hummus, believing it to be the perfect snack food.  It's chucked full of fiber, healthy fats and protein.

I love eating it with chips and chopped veggies like snap peas and baby carrots.  I also love spreading it on sandwiches and wraps, or stirring it into vegetable soups for a creamy broth.  And if you want to get fancy, play around with this base recipe by adding sun-dried tomatoes, olives, artichoke hearts, spinach or curry powder to create your own flavors.

Domestic Divas Quick Hummus Recipe
Serves 6-8 people
Prep time: 10 minutes

1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and liquid reserved
1/4 cup sesame tahini
juice of 2 lemons
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (pimenton), plus more for garnishing
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 garlic clove, peeled

Place the garbanzo beans, sesame tahini, lemon juice paprika, cumin and garlic in a food processor and pulse until blended.  Add the olive oil and puree until smooth.  Add the reserved garbanzo bean liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency.  Season to taste to salt.

To serve, spoon some hummus into a bowl.  Sprinkle with a little smoked paprika and drizzle with olive oil.  Enjoy!

Note: Hummus can be frozen and kept in freezer for up to six months.  I like to make a huge batch and freeze portions to eat all month long.

Source For Ingredients
organic garbanzo beans, organic lemons and organic garlic from Trader Joe's

organic sesame tahini, smoked paprika, organic ground cumin, kosher salt and extra virgin olive oil from Whole Foods

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