Global Recipe: Pam's Hummus

Pam’s Hummus

 

 

Hummus is a popular dish across the Middle East and parts of North Africa.  The name comes from the Arabic word meaning “chickpea.”

 

 

Ingredients:

 

1 16oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1/3 c. tahini (sesame paste –available on the health food aisle of most grocery stores.)

the juice from 2.5 lemons

2 Tablespoons of water.

 

 

 

Directions:

 

Drain chickpeas. Combine all the ingredients in a blender.  Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.  Place in a serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus. Add a small amount (1-2 Tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).

Serve immediately with warm toasted pita bread, crudité veggies or pita chips. Can also be covered and refrigerated.