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.
1/3 C chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
Blend a little more.
Great with crackers (esp. whole wheat) or veggies!