Hummus

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceAdapted from Cooks Illustrated.
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Description

A classic hummus recipe with a bit of zing from cumin and cayenne, great for dipping. It's also good on sandwiches as a healthier, more flavorful alternative to mayo!

Ingredients

1/4 cup
water
3 tablespoons
juice, fresh lemon
6 tablespoons
tahini
2 tablespoons
olive oil, extra virgin
1 clove
garlic
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
cumin
1 pinch
cayenne
1 tablespoon
cilantro, fresh
15 ounces
chickpeas

Instructions

Combine the water and lemon juice in one bowl, and the tahini and oil in another.   Set aside about 12 of the whole chickpeas for a garnish.

Put the chickpeas, salt, garlic, cumin, and cayenne in a food processor and process for about 15 seconds.  Scrap down the sides of the processor. Then add the lemon water mix through the feed tube with the processor running for about 1 minute. Scrap down the sides several times.  Then add the oil and tahini, with the processor running, until the hummus is fluffy.

Put the hummus in a bowl, garnish with the cilantro and whole chickpeas, and drizzle with some olive oil if you want.