Hummus is full of nutrients, tastes delicious and it is naturally gluten free. Its a great option for dinner parties or snacks, and best of all its easy to make at home with a food processor.
The veggies I chose to serve it with were jicama, bell peppers and celery. Try to buy local veggies at any of the San Francisco Farmers Markets. Buying local produce is the easiest and cheapest way to get the freshest veggies.
What you will need:
- ¾ cup of dried chick-peas
Juice of two lemons
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of cayenne pepper
2/3 cup of tahini paste (What is tahini?)
Veggies, pita slices or whatever else you might want to enjoy the hummus with
Extra olive oil and cayenne pepper for sprinkling.
Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with parsley if desired.
What to do:
- 1. Put chick-peas in a bowl with plenty of cold water to soak overnight.2. Drain chick-peas and cover with fresh water in a saucepan. Bring to boil and boil rapidly for 10 minutes, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour until soft.
3. Process chick-peas in a food processor to a puree.
4. Add lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, cayenne pepper and tahnini; blend till creamy.
5. Season puree with salt and pepper and transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with olive oil and cayenne pepper.
By: Jacqueline Clark and Joanna Farrow
Author Information: Kaitlin Fleming, San Francisco, CA
Kaitlin Fleming, http://www.examiner.com/x-29008-SF-Gluten-Free-Examiner
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