Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation:

Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.

Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).

Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.

 

Extra Easy Hummus

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

 

Directions

In a blender or food processor combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.

 

 

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork. Stir in the onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Refrigerate until serving. Serve¬†with chips. Yield: 2 cups.