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Classic Hummus Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Evelyn Clifford
Added: Thursday, February 5, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c. tahini (sesame-seed paste)
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
tsp. ground cumin
Pinch cayenne pepper
tsp. paprika
c. olive oil
Salt to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Place garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice and water in bowl of food processor. Pulse a few times. Scrape down sides of bowl. Continue processing for 1 minute or until pureed. (Note: If very thick, add 1 Tbsp. or so of water to thin.) Add tahini, cumin, paprika and cayenne. Pulse until well-combined. With processor running, add vegetable oil in slow, steady stream. Season with salt to taste.

Adding the oil at the end creates an emulsion, making this hummus lighter and smoother than usual. For a classic presentation, spread a layer of hummus on a plate. Using a clean finger or the back of a spoon, make concentric circles in the dip. Then, drizzle with a good-quality olive oil. Sprinkle with minced parsley. Serve with fresh lemon wedges. Makes 2 cups.

 

 

 

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