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Friday, February 13, 2004

Hummus is yummus

I made my very own hummus this morning and it is delish and oh-so easy if you have a food processor. Here is the recipe:


6 small wheat pita(s), cut into 6 wedges each
6 serving olive oil cooking spray, or enough to coat pitas
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp table salt
15 1/2 oz canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
15 1/2 oz canned white beans, small, rinsed and drained
3 Tbsp tahini
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 medium garlic clove(s), chopped
1 tsp Tobasco, or other hot sauce


Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

Place pita wedges on baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray; sprinkle with cumin and salt. Bake until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make hummus, combine remaining ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. If you don't have a food processor, use a blender or mash the ingredients together with a fork. (Note: Add more hot sauce if you really like spice.)

Serve hummus with pita wedges on the side. Yields about 3 pita wedges and 2 tablespoons of hummus per serving.

You will probably need to add a good bit of salt (to taste) to the hummus. I also added one whole roasted red pepper (from a jar) and quite a lot of hot sauce. The pita chips are very good and you can season them any way you like, or not at all. This is a lower calorie version of hummus because of the white beans.

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