After taking a couple weeks apart to reflect and think, Kitchen and I decided to give things another try. I thought that I should go for a fool proof recipe for my first steps back onto her tiled floors. And I probably should stay away from anything that has pumpkin or apple as an ingredient.
The answer: Hummus!
This hummus recipe is one that my sister-in-law Rachel found on allrecipes.com and then modified. This was also the perfect excuse to buy a food processor: something I’ve wanted for years. I had a couple of Target giftcards that had been hanging out in my purse for quite a while. This was a great purchase to use them for.
- 2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained
- 1/3 cup tahini
- a little less than 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 cloves garlic, halved
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pinch paprika
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
- Buy or find in your cupboard the above ingredients. I will save you the google and tell you that Tahini is sesame seed something. It can be found in the ethnic food section of your grocery store. I was shocked that Target had it. Good job, Target. I also hear that you can substitute peanut butter if you want.
- Now take a look at the things you bought. At this point it is ok if you think, “Why did I buy parsley? Was I misreading paprika?” You can take a picture looking confused with the parsley. Later you will blog about it and re-read the ingredient list and see that your parsley purchase was totally legit.
- Put the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic, and water in the food processor. Now process.
- You are done.
- Feel free to top with olive oil, paprika, and parsley before serving.
- Enjoy with your favorite dip-able hummus items. This could be something like pita bread, carrots, or crackers. The sky is the limit.