Saturday, May 25, 2013
I'm so happy to finally have a hummus recipe that I love and is quick and easy to throw together. I know it's not rocket science and there's about a bajillion recipes out there for hummus but this one's a keeper for me.
I have recently had this obsession with Trader Joe's Organic Hummus, which is so good if you have never tried it. Every time my hubby goes into Salt Lake I plead with him to stop at Trader Joe's for me to pick up a few key items, hummus being one of them. Sadly though, we don't make it there far enough, haha, so I decided it was time to make my own, and spend a fraction of the cost!
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 15-oz canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)-drained
1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1 clove garlic, minced
pinch of salt
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and cook until lightly browned.
Put everything in the blender in order listed. You may need to pulse it a couple times to get it going. Let blender run until it reaches desired consistency. If you want to thin it out a little, add either water or olive oil about a tablespoon at a time. Check for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
Serve with pita chips or fresh veggies.