Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Humming Along Hummus

Every Monday evening my wonderful, and most generous parents watch the kiddos (Hi Mom!), so my hubs and I can have a date night. Sometimes it's nice to stay in and save a few bucks to be able to enjoy our quiet little house sans the boys.  Tonight it's a light dinner in front of the tube. We're finally watching Crazy Heart, even though it's way old. We need to get out more often! Fortunately we've been married long enough not to mind each other's garlic breath.  This one is a vampire chaser, but one of my favorites :)

Try it yourself why don't ya?

Humming Hummus

2 Cans of Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas, preferably organic)
2 Small Garlic Cloves
2 T. Tahini
6 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 T. Lemon juice
1/2 t. Smoked Paprika
Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste.

Drain the chick peas.  Save a little of the liquid.  Place beans and the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Add some of the reserved liquid to give your hummus a softer consistency.    Taste, and add more salt and lemon juice if desired.  Add a little drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika for a tasty garnish.  Serve with fresh veggies and whole wheat pita.  

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