Saturday, March 31, 2012

Garlicky Hummus

A tasty hummus recipe that's easy to whip up in your blender or food processor. Bonus: WAY cheaper than store bought and yummier too!

What you need:
2 heads of garlic, roasted (you can reduce this if you aren't a huge garlic lover, but roasting makes the flavor much more mild, so it isn't quite as excessive as it seems)
         NOTE: To roast, simply snip off the very top of the heads to slightly reveal the cloves within.  Drizzle or spray with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes, or until completely softened.
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2-3 tablespoons tahini
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Small handful sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1/2-1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons garlic powder 
Water (or more oil)

Add chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, jalapeno, salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder to blender or food processor.  Drizzle in the water (or olive oil, for a more traditional, but fattier recipe) until it blends smoothly but is still thick.

I served it with a big dollop of chile garlic hot pepper sauce in the center.  Try the same yourself or enjoy how it it is with some chips, bread, or baby carrots and cucumber if you're like me!

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