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.

Enjoy!

- Pete

3 comments:

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 site:www.glutenfreefabulous.com . I hope this helps. Let me know what you think and keep up the great blog!
-Miles

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?