Thursday, April 28, 2005


Recipe sent by Jay

about 2 cups

10 minutes (+ chick pea soaking and cooking)

food processor or potato masher and bowl

2 cup chick peas, soaked and cooked or canned, drained and rinsed
1 - 1 1/2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 to 1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika

Place the cooked chick peas (it's ok if they're still warm) in the food processor along with the garlic, lemon juice, and water. Process for about a minute, until smooth. If too thick, add more water.

Stir in the tahini and spices, taste, and add more lemon juice/tahini/cumin/paprika as appropriate.

Spread the hummus into a shallow bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with lemon slices and minced parsley.

Serve chilled, with warm pita bread and/or fresh vegetables.

Update. Jay just sent this email:
I tried this last night and the original recipe called for double the
garlic and it was WAY too much. I included the cut back in what I sent
you. It should be perfect this way.

Thank you, it sounds delicious!

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