Monday, August 2, 2010

Simple Hummus

15- to 20-ounce can chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained, liquid saved
3 to 9 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3 to 5 tablespoons olive oil; or a combination of olive oil and reserved liquid from the beans

Place the drained chickpeas, garlic, salt, and cumin in the work bowl of a food processor. Process until the beans are very finely chopped. With the machine running, drizzle in the oil. If necessary, drizzle in just enough of the reserved chickpea liquid to make the mixture smooth. Remove from the processor, and refrigerate in a covered container until ready to serve. Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley, if desired.

I sprinkled a little paprika to add some color :) We love to eat this with carrots, celery, bell pepper or pitas. So easy and so yummy!

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