Are you ready for Fall? I know I am. In fact, I have been ready for a while now. I will tell you my little secret. I don’t really like summer that much. It’s just too hot and this year was pretty bad so I am happy it’s gone at least for now. The only thing I will miss is the summer fruits and vegetables.
This week’s recipe is hummus. This was my childhood favorite thing to eat and it continues to be. I am happy to see that my son loves it and I already can see that this will be one of his favorite things too.
I can eat hummus almost every day, it’s healthy and it’s the perfect thing to do ahead of time and eat when you are in a rush so I always keep some in my fridge. Another great thing about hummus is that it’s easy and quick to make and definitely cheaper and tastier than store bought hummus.
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2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 15.5oz canned drained)
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for garnish
2 garlic clove
the juice of 1 lemon
1/4 water (from boiled chickpeas)
salt to taste
Drain the chickpeas and place them in a medium saucepan, add water to cover them and boil the chickpeas for 5 minutes. Drain the chickpeas reserving 1/4 cup of water. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, taste for seasoning. Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle hummus with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with paprika.