Hummus

Like I mentioned before, hummus has long been one of my favorite foods. Growing up, when my extended family met up at the Outer Banks every summer, we always had hummus and pita bread to snack on.

I’ve started making my own sometimes, since it’s easy and inexpensive. This recipe is essentially a double batch which I’ve since frozen for later. Feel free to halve it.

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2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained

3 cloves of garlic

10T olive oil

6T tahini

juice of 1 lemon (or lime)

1t salt

1t dried cilantro (use fresh if you have it!)

pepper to taste (I added a dash of cayenne pepper, too)

Puree chickpeas in food processor, add olive oil and tahini and blend. Add spices to taste. If you like it thinner, add more oil. You can also use less tahini if you don’t like the flavor as much. Play around with it til you get the perfect mix for you! I love garlic and thought maybe 3 cloves wasn’t enough, but my brother thought it was plenty. So you do you. I won’t judge. You know that episode of Friends (start at 1:32) where Phoebe accuses Monica of overusing garlic in her restaurant? Yea, I’m definitely a Monica.

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