Friday, August 24, 2007


1 can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup olive oil
3 Tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

Process first 6 ingredients and 2 Tbsp. water in a food processor 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and chill 2 hours or up to 3 days (or don't chill at all.)

Spicy Cilantro- Lime Hummus (our favorite):
Prepare recipe as directed above, substituting lime juice for lemon juice, increasing ground red pepper to 1/2 tsp, and adding 1/3 cup firmly packed chopped fresh cilantro and 2 tsp. grated lime rind to the ingredients in the food processor.

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus (we haven't tried this yet, but it sounds good)
Prepare recipe as directed, omitting ground cumin and adding 1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers, chopped, and 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves to the ingredients in the food processor.

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