Hummus
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Recipe type: dip or spread
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup hulled white sesame seeds
  • ½ cup cooking water from homemade chickpeas
  • juice 1 large lemon, 3-4 Tbsp.
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • several scallions (white and most of green part) or ⅛ large yellow onion (2 oz. onion)
  • 2 cups cooked homemade chickpeas (see my basic chickpeas post for recipe).
  • 2 large cloves garlic, about 1 Tbsp. chopped
  • pinch cayenne
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • several grinds of black pepper
  • scant ½ tsp. salt or to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in your blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Add chickpeas, process until smooth.
  3. Add and blend remaining ingredients.
  4. Vitamix specific directions: begin on low speed, increase to highest variable speed, mixing vigorously with tamper.
  5. Adjust salt and pepper as needed, blend in.
Notes
Yield: 2.25 cups about 1# 6 oz. Nutrition information: Calories: 131, Fat 6.8 g., Sat. fat 0.9 g., protein 5.5 g., sodium 133 mg., carbohydrate 13.8 mg., fiber 4.3 g., sugar 2.0 g., calcium 139 mg.
Recipe by Fit and Fed at http://fitandfed.net/2012/06/12/hummus-whole-sesame-seeds-homemade-chickpeas/