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Daily Recipe: World’s Best Hummus

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We are big believers in snacking.

What is an afternoon without your 15 minute snack break?

Having something that is healthy and filling can make all the difference when you have a long day ahead of you. There are a number of choices, but one of our favorites is hummus. This middle-eastern dish is easy to prepare, and it makes enough for the whole week.

Pop it on a carrot stick, smear some on pita bread or spoon it directly into your mouth. This hummus is versatile and can also make appearances in your lunch (greek inspired wrap, anyone?)

Happy eating!

Worlds Best Hummus

Adapted from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

  • 3 cups cooked garbanzo beans ($1.20 for 1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 cup sesame tahini ($1.52 for 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup squeezed lemon juice ($2.00 a pound)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil ($1.64 for 1/4 cup)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed ($1.10 for a head)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Approximate in.gredients total: $7.46

First things first, you’ll need to cook the beans. You can either soak them overnight, or you can place the beans in a pot and cover with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let the beans soak in the warm water for 1 hour.

Now to cook the beans. Drain the water and rinse the beans. Then, dump them back in the pot and cover with several inches of cold water. Bring the water to a boil. Let simmer on medium heat, covered, for an hour or until tender.

Once those bad boys are done, all you need to do is combine the ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. You’ll want to taste the hummus and add more lemon, tahini, garlic or salt to taste.

Any hummus you don’t plan on eating during the week will freeze well.

Written by cscdavis

October 16, 2012 at 9:56 am

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