Monday, August 31, 2009

MIYM: Hummus

This is so flipping easy that The Frugal Hostess ought to be ashamed of herself. She's not even gonna dignify this post with a picture.

1 16oz can of garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic (roasted is also good)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions (Should this say "direction?" Singular?  Get it?)
1.  Blend together all ingredients in food processor or blender.

Of course, TFH is pretty well-known for wanting to complicate the uncomplicated, so she has started making her own tahini instead of buying it.

1 cup of sesame seeds
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
(This ratio works up to at least five cups of sesame seeds.  TFH has never made nor plans to make five full cups of tahini, but she thought you'd like to know.)

1.  Toast the sesame seeds 5-10 minutes in a 350 degree over, shaking often with spatula.
2.  Cool for 20 minutes.
3.  Blend with oil in food processor.
4.  Store in an airtight container FOREVER.  Seriously, this stuff lasts a loooooong time.

Eat with carrot sticks and pita chips.  Scrumptious!

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  1. I would eat hummus every day... unfortunately it's not so kind on the GI tract ;) Great recipe though! I'll have to try making my own tahini some time.

  2. I am so never making my own tahini. But that's why I love you.

  3. This is awesome! I've wanted to make hummus for a long time, but couldn't find Tahini anywhere; I also couldn't find how to make Tahini at home. Maybe I just suck at finding things?
    Anyway... thanks for the tip! Bookmarked and favorited (and yes, that's a word. I made it up), you are.


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