Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Foto: Hummus

Whenever we're hosting people for dinner, one question we often ask ourselves is, "What food should we have on-hand to snack on during conversation before dinner?"  There are of course many, many answers to that question, but one which we return to often is hummus, a Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas and tahini paste, plus olive oil, lemon, garlic and salt.  Our version uses enough garlic to give it a little "bite," and enough lemon to brighten the flavor.  It's naturally gluten-free to boot.  Here's how we make it:

2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 cup juice from the beans
juice of 1 large lemon
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt

1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.


- Pete


miles said...

Hey I love your blog.
Something interesting you might look into:
I have recently stumbled upon some gluten free foods that I think all people trying to live Gluten Free lives should try. The brand is Gluten Free & Fabulous and I’ve tried the shortbread cookies and spinach pizza. They were delicious and there’s more I have yet to try. Also, they are easy to get; you can buy the product straight from the . I hope this helps. Let me know what you think and keep up the great blog!

peterbronski said...

Hi Miles... Thanks for the recommendation!

Cheers, Pete

Katy said...

We tried this hummus recipe and really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

I was wondering - how long is it good for? If we keep it refrigerated will to be safe to eat for a week?