Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bean Dip??

Hummus got me through grad school, the second time around. Many a meal was made from pita, hummus, kalamata olives, feta and tabouleh. I couldn't believe it was made from beans. I've since discovered that chickpeas are one of the few beans I like.

This recipe is from the Food Network Kitchens. I add the tahini to the food processor first. Tahini is like peanut butter. It's made from sesame seeds and tends to separate. Stir it well before measuring.

Add the lemon juice and give it a spin.

Add the garlic, chickpeas, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.

Stream in the olive oil while the machine is running.

Garnish with parsley. I added paprika for color. Look for some pita and get busy.

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