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Garlic Hummus

6 Sep

Zak has been talking about making hummus for weeks now.  We finally remembered to buy some tahini sauce, so as soon as we got home from the store he whipped up a batch of this excellent hummus.  It’s so delicious and fresh tasting with just a hint of heat and the perfect amount of garlic.  I can’t wait to pack some for lunch tomorrow.

Garlic Hummus

Adapted from allrecipes.com

Serves 2-3 as an appetizer

3 cloves spicy marinated garlic

1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, half the liquid reserved, reserving a few for garnish

1 lemon, juiced

2 1/2 tablespoons tahini

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more for garnish

1 tsp. garlic hot sauce

Dried parsley, for garlic

In a food processor, chop the garlic until finely chopped.  Pour garbanzo beans into blender, reserving about a tablespoon for garnish.  Place tahini, chopped garlic and salt in blender.  Slowly add lemon juice, olive oil and liquid reserved from can of garbanzo beans while running food processor.  Blend until creamy and well mixed.

Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl.  Sprinkle with pepper and pour olive oil over the top.  Garnish with reserved garbanzo beans.  Allow to sit for a minimum of one hour so the flavors can meld together.  Naturally, sneak a few little spoonfuls … but it’s definitely worth the wait before diving in.  Serve with pita bread or raw veggies of choice.

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