Do you need a great dip for New Year’s Eve? Try hummus! I know, it’s a “weird” food to some people. But don’t be scared off. After I fiddled with several different recipes I came up with a great one. And I only put recipes on this blog that work and taste great!
Hummus goes well with raw veggies such as broccoli and carrots. It’s also a great dip for chips. The chips pictured here are Trader Joe’s Lentil Chips.
These chips are crazy spicy! You actually need the hummus to tone down the spice. Alone, I can’t eat them, but with this hummus…yum!
Here’s a tip for making your hummus. Use a large food processor. For a while I was making my hummus in my small processor; the one I use to chop onions. There just wasn’t enough room to get a good “whip” going. With my large food processor, it mixes so much better.
I do not use tahini. It’s expensive, plus it contains sesame…a common food allergen. So this hummus is allergy free too!
Do you eat hummus? Will you try it? It’s a healthy snack to keep your energy going!
- 1 can (15 oz..) chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) rinsed, soaked, drained and rinsed again
- 4 T. lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. cumin
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- Put all ingredients in a large food processor.
- Blend until smooth.
- Store in refrigerator.