Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No-fail hummus

I dunno where my mum got this recipe, but honestly, nothing compares! It's my fail-safe party contribution. One of Wayne's friends won't come over unless I'm making it. And I've given the recipe to many. I decided to share some joy!

Some of the measurements are loosey goose, so play around with what you like. I wanted to do a step-by-step photo post, like the Pioneer Woman does, but I just don't think I have the patience today.

In a Cuisinart, puree:

1 large can chick peas (aka Garbanzo beans), rinsed
2+ cloves garlic (I used roasted - less gas-inducing - and I usually use 3-4 cloves if roasted)
A dash each of salt and pepper
Juice of one lemon
About 2 Tbsp sesame seeds (I like a little extra)
A "pinch" of nutmeg (be generous - it gives a great depth to the flavour)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

To serve, put in pretty bowl/plate, drizzle with olive oil and top with olives and a sprinkling of dried oregano, basil or parsely (something pretty, anyway). Great with raw veggies, corn chips, or our latest fave: pita, cut into triangles and baked on a cookie sheet until crisp.

TIP: Make pesto hummus by adding a bunch of fresh basil and some pine nuts, or roasted red pepper hummus by adding jarred roasted red peppers.

Bon appetit! (Thanks, Mum!)


  1. Hey, thanks for this! I've been experimenting with different recipes for hummus and been unsatisfied thus far. Looking forward to trying yours!