Here’s a recipe for creamy, rich, and good-for-you hummus. You may never purchase a store-bought hummus again once you experience an authentic homemade version. Packed with protein and an excellent source of fiber, hummus is an ideal choice for a snack along with vegetable sticks, over a salad, or perhaps along with some crispy crackers.
Recipe courtesy Gluten-free Goes Gourmet by Vicky Pearl.
Yield 2 cups
1½ cups cooked chickpeas (cooked garbanzo beans) or 1 can (15½ oz) chickpeas, drained well and rinsed
¼ cup water (½ cup if you like a runny consistency)
2½ Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive
1 small garlic clove
1 Tbsp dried parsley leaves
1 tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp ground cumin
1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor with a metal “S” blade attachment.
2. Blend until almost smooth.
Tip: For that special touch, top with 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, and a sprinkle of paprika.
Read Lisa George’s review of Gluten-free Goes Gourmet.