Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hummus

Recipe
Beth at The Natural Mommy is hosting a healthy snack recipe exchange today. I decided to submit my favorite recipe for hummus. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe, and I think that the chipotle chilies and cilantro really make this recipe.

2- 15 oz cans garbonzo beans (chickpeas) drained. I use dried, pre-soaked chick peas and fill my mini food processor almost to the top.
1/2 Cup water
1/4 C + 2 T tahini (I do not have this, so I leave it out)
2 T olive oil
2 1/2 t minced canned chipotle chilies (I do this to taste)
1 Large garlic clove
1 1/2 t ground cumin (or to taste)
1- 4oz jar slice pimentos
Blend these ingredients in the food processor. Add more oil or water if needed.
Add:

1/3 C chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
Blend a little more.

Great with crackers (esp. whole wheat) or veggies!

3 comments:

Beth @ The Natural Mommy said...

OOooh, I've never had hummus. It sounds really healthy, and I bet it would be great on a [generic] ritz cracker... :-)

Shilah said...

I love this recipe! I've never thought of using chipotle chilies. I'm going to make this to go with my pita crisps. Yummy!

Rachael said...

Yummy, I just had homemade hummus with lunch. I use sesame oil in place of the traditional tahini in mine!