Monday, January 7, 2008


hummus + love
Originally uploaded by broken dolly
so the first post is going to be a recent creation and a simple one. i'm going to work on posting my photos and recipes that i've already created as well as new stuff :)


1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 tbsp tahini
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
dash of fresh black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
about 1/4 cup water

throw everything but the water into a food processor, turn it up to high, and walk away for a few minutes to tidy up a bit. add a splash of water and continue to mix well. scrape the sides if you need to with a rubber spatula. add a little more water until you like the consistency.

variation: before adding more than a splash of water, add one roasted red pepper (either from a jar, or roast one yourself for 20min at 425F).

season to taste with more pepper, salt (if you use it), tahini, or lemon juice. add more garlic if you like it that way.

serve with chopped veggies, pita or flat bread, put on a slice of bread or a bagel, whatever. makes roughly 1 1/2 - 2 cups of hummus.


lit_melissa said...




lit_melissa said...

so, i finally got the chance to make hummus tonight!!! altered the ingredients a little - based on what i had on hand - but it is so nummy!!! what i didn't "taste test" is chilling in the fridge as i type.

yay for converting a non-cooker!!