Wednesday, May 7, 2008

HOMEMADE HUMMUS: Easy to Make, Tasty to Eat

Today I made hummus with preschoolers and we had a good ol' time! What could be bad? You get to mash stuff up!

The recipe is from "Grub" by Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry. I love this book. It has great insight and ideas. And the recipes are all wholesome and delicious.

Honestly, I don't even like hummus that much (I'm more of a baba ganoush girl), but I really do like this hummus. It's lemony, light, and fresh-tasting.

  • 4 cups cooked chickpeas (2 16-oz. cans)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, or to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • freshly ground pepper
  • paprika, for sprinkling

What to Do:

Basically, however it works for you, you just mash the stuff up! With preschoolers, that means using as many bowls and tools as possible, but for you, probably just a blender would do the trick. The "Grub" recipe suggests you first blend the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. After that is smooth, add in the olive oil, and finally, the black pepper and paprika. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a little dash of paprika.

The little guys ate this up today and the teachers loved it too!

Recipe by Bryant Terry, "Grub" © 2006 by Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...two small things:
1) if I recall correctly, I was treated to about an hour discussion (or tirade) about your hatred of hummus. Hatred might actually be too nice a word for your feelings toward hummus, if memory serves.
2) I thought we had discussed your use of 'special' in an everyday kind of way. Hmmm?
love love love love love!
p.s. I will actually make the hummus and send it to you from here.