Hummus is a great chick pea dip or spread. Easy to make in just a few minutes and stores well in the fridge for up to a week. I like mine with lots of garlic and lots of lemon.
You will need:
- 1 14 oz can of chick peas/garbanzo – drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic – crushed
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 tbsp tahini – sesame paste
- 1 tsp salt
Step 1: rinse and strain 1 small can of chick peas. I like to use a small can because for two people it is a better amount to have on hand.
Step 2: cook 2 of the 4 crushed garlic cloves along with cumin and onion powder in olive oil on low for 5 minutes. Do not burn it should just bubble very slowly.
Step 3: in a food processor add chick peas, garlic olive oil, remaining 2 cloves of crushed garlic, lemon juice, tahini (which is sesame seed butter – you can find it where the peanut butter is sold) and salt.
Step 4: puree until smooth 20-30 seconds. Taste and adjust salt or lemon as desired.
Serve with a drizzle of your best olive oil and more lemon juice. Add some pita bread and dig in!
I love this as a spread on sandwiches as well.