Super Creamy Hummus, January 11, 2011

The secret to really smooth, creamy hummus is reserving some of the liquid from the chick pea can.

  • 1 14 oz can chick peas – I like the Italian brand, Rega. Drain all but 1/4 cup of the liquid
  • 1 T. tahini paste (sesame paste)
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-3 t. fresh lemon juice to taste
  • 2-3 T. olive oil plus more for garnish

In the food processor, add all the ingredients except the chick pea liquid.  Pulse to combine.  With the machine running add the chick pea liquid and process until smooth, about 1 minute.  If you like, you can make a well in the center of the hummus and pour in some good olive oil to garnish.  We like to serve this as a dip with crudité as well as crackers or flatbread.

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