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04 February 2008 @ 05:36 pm
Just to get the ball rolling  

Here's the recipe for the hummus that I'm going to make tonight:

2 Cups cooked garbanzo beans (and ok, I buy them in cans so I don't have to cook them)
1/4 cup tahini
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 clove garlic (or more, I usually use 2)
Juice of 1 lemon (or 3 tablespoons lemon juice from a bottle)
Liquid from cooking beans OR water
1/3 cup minced parsley (unless you don't like it/don't have it.  The recipe turns out fine without it.)

Place beans, tahini, salt, garlic and lemon juice in blender or food processor.  While blending, add bean water (or water) a little at a time, until smooth, creamy texture is achieved.  Stir in parsley and adjust seasonings.  (*Note:  I actually usually just throw the parsley in and grind it along with the rest of it.)

I freaking love this stuff.  And even my kids eat it.  They like it on tortillas, but Malachi dips carrots in it.  It's good with any vegetables, or chips/crackers/torillas/whatever.


How strict are we going to be about copyrights and siting our sources and all that?  I vote not at all (heh) but I'm going to leave it up to the majority to decide.  Myself, I'm not much of a cook, and I don't tend to be creative with stuff; I at least need a base recipe to work with.  *feels not-very-cool*

If anyone's interested, I got this recipe from this cookbook, which I love.  I could even post the nutritional values/calorie content, if anyone's interested.

shawty got flava like a peach lifesaver: misc: peach treesonly_passenger on February 5th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
almost everything i cook comes from a recipe. i usually post after i've made it so i can be all "the recipe said xyz, but really i had to [add an extra egg, pour off a good half cup of liquid that was not cooking down, reduce my cooking time by 15 minutes, use a bigger pan, whatever]. also, if i post a recipe after i make it, i'm adding my commentary about the process, which often includes whether or not kids can help easily (or, y;know, whether the cream puff dough will flash you back to homemade play dough and having reaching for the food coloring).

uhm, short answer: i don't care. who owns the configuration of food? the person who ate it, yo.
mere ubumere_ubu on February 10th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yum. This looks pretty close to my standard hummus recipe. If you every want to vary it, you can throw in some roasted red peppers and a little feta and process those right along with it. I don't know if it's technically still hummus at this point, but it's tasty!