12.07.2010

Easy Garlic Hummus Dip


Looking for a flavorful, easy dish to take to a holiday gathering?  This garlic hummus is addictive!  You can use it as a dip or a spread, and serve it alongside veggies, pita bread, or pita chips.

Here's what you need:

1 16 oz can garbanzo beans, drained (reserve 4-5 tablespoons of the liquid)
2 tablespoons tahini
1/8 cup + 1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
pinch or two of ground red pepper
pinch of dried parsley

What to do:

Place everything except for the parsley in a food processor.  Blend until smooth.

Transfer mixture to a serving bowl and sprinkle with an additional pinch of red pepper and a pinch of parsley.

Serve with veggies, pita bread, pita chips, small toasted bread pieces, or crackers.  Yum!

Join me for hors d'eouvres, anyone?  Oh, I wish you would!

            Warmly,
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13 comments:

  1. I would love to join you for a sit down over a few snacks of this

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  2. Love it! My husband is Lebanese and makes a mean hummus. It makes us so happy when other people explore the food of his culture. Aside from as a dip or spread, we sometimes use it in a salad (with some oil and perhaps balsamic vinegar) in much the same way you would use tuna salad... Just scooped on top and then mixed in.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Jackie, adding it to a salad sounds wonderful! I may need to try that!

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  4. We love making hummus. I think I'll be trying your recipe and using red bell peppers as dippers. Thanks! Your blog has become one of my favorites to peruse.

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  5. Sweet Apron, What a sweet thing to say! Thank you so much for perusing, and for your precious comment :)

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  6. We love hummus at our house. I posted a photo recipe tutorial on my blog a while back. In my recipe, I don't use tahini, but I do add cumin. I think that takes it over the top!

    http://fromchapelhilltochickenville.blogspot.com/2010/01/homemade-hummus-photo-tutorial.html

    BTW, what is the bread loaf on your header photo? It's delicious looking.

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  7. Humus is my all time favorite!!!

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  8. Aimee, the photo is of my whole wheat cinnamon raisin walnut bread. I've shared the recipe here: http://likeabubblingbrook.blogspot.com/2010/05/100-whole-wheat-cinnamon-raisin-walnut.html

    Enjoy! :)

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  9. I can't get my family to eat hummus, but I love it. I'll have to make this one just for myself!

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  10. Lisa, My family doesn't prefer hummus either; I think it's best, though, because then I can have it all to myself :) I could eat it every day!

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  11. Thank you for simplifying this WAY more than most recipes I've found. We LOVE hummus!!

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  12. Hi Jaime,
    We love a good Hummus Dip, and your recipe looks great. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your beautiful music...It Is Good With My Soul!
    Happy New Year!

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