I had 3 cans of garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas. What to do with them? Howza bout making hummus? That way you have a tasty snack suitable for chips, pita bread, or even tortillas or bread.

  • 1 Can of chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup TahiniĀ – That’s a paste made of roasted sesame seeds, usually in the oil and condiments section of the market
  • 2 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice – best if fresh, but ReaLemon is fine
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, roasted is best, but raw is okay
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • Salt, about a teaspoon, maybe a little less

That’s it! Then stick the mess in a blender and run it until the hummus is all creamy. Keeps for at least a week in the refrigerator. When you see the prices of the ready-made hummus in the store you’ll definitely go for your homemade variety.

If you want to get fancy, shake a little paprika on it, then put a sprig of parsley on top. Some other variations you could try is smoke salt or Cajun seasoning in place of the salt.

Uses of hummus: It’s a great sandwich spread, but it can also be used as a dressing for everything from a hamburger to a salad. Experiment.

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