Violet’s Hummus – as easy as a fat girl on prom night!

6 Apr

There’s really no point in buying pre-made hummus from the store. There’s all sorts of processed shit in there, and for the same price, you can buy the ingredients and make it yourself. I’m not going to spend time explaining the benefits of making your own hummus. You know what they are.

Recipe courtesy of the Irreverent Reptile.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons Tahini paste (available in your grocer’s “ethnic foods” aisle. This shit never goes bad. Once you buy it and store it in the fridge, you can make your own hummus for months to come.)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

In a food processor, combine chickpeas, Tahini paste, lemon juice, and garlic. Turn on the machine. While the machine is running, drizzle the EVOO slowly. Season with salt and pepper.

It goes without saying that you can customize this recipe to meet your tastes. Like it extra garlicky? Add more garlic. Like the “sun-dried tomato” flavor you can buy in the grocery store? Just add a few sun-dried tomatoes! Same goes for black olives, feta cheese, red peppers, etc.

There are a few ways you can serve this. The classic stand-by is with warm pita bread. It really doesn’t get much better than that. Bagel chips and pita chips work well, too, but I don’t like to crunch with my hummus. For those of you on low-carb diets, carrot sticks and celery sticks are a yummy option.

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