Friday, May 8, 2009

Garlicky Green Hummus

In honor of our new green organic mascot, I created this delicious green-tinged hummus; featuring garlic, cilantro, and of course, green onions. It's super easy, and so much cheaper and tastier than buying store-bought, ready-made hummus. While I do like sesame, I don't like its flavors overpowering everything else in the dish. This particular hummus is tahini-free, but that's a personal preference. Feel free to add two teaspoons to the mix, or a few drops of sesame oil. Here's what you'll need to make your own batch of this flavor-packed hummus:
1/2 pound dried garbanzo beans, soaked overnight
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves garlic
2 green onions
3 sprigs fresh cilantro
2 sprigs fresh parsley
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
3 drops Tabasco sauce

Drain and rinse the soaked garbanzo beans. In a large pot, cover the beans in cold water. Cover the pot and simmer for 1.5 hours. Drain and rinse again, and allow to cool.

In a blender or food processor, add the remaining ingredients, putting the cooled beans in last. Blend together until smooth, and if needed, add additional water 1 tbsp at a time, continuing to blend until desired consistency is achieved. Serve chilled.
Enjoy as a dip for veggies, chips, or whole grain crackers, as a pita sandwich spread, or topped on cooked chicken or fish :)

P.S. My daughter has horrible garlic breath right now. The Hummus Princess approves of the recipe ;)

2 comments:

  1. Hi. I have been enjoying reading thru your blog. Love your recipes!
    Thanks!

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  2. Looove Hummus, had to get some because of your article LOL. we make our own too, I use canned beans. I'll have to post my own recipe, it's more "italian" than greek.
    The kids adore it, crackers sandwich, veggies,and the more garlic the better LOL Never thought of green onions, thanks!

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