Basic Hummus

Celebrate Hipcooks

serves 4

1 15-ounce can Chickpeas or 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked and boiled until tender
1 clove Garlic
1 Lemon
Extra virgin olive oil
3-4 Sprigs parsley
¼ teaspoon Paprika

 

You can buy pre-made hummus and doctor it up to look lovely and presentable, but why not make it yourself when it is so easy and delicious?

For a nice plateful of hummus, use one can of canned chickpeas (or soak and boil your own) and put in a food processor with a clove of garlic and the juice of at least one lemon. A swirl of olive oil will add richness, flavor and a smooth consistency. Salt works a charm. For variations: What about adding a roasted red pepper or two? Or sun dried tomato? You are the Hipcook!

To serve, plop the hummus onto a plate and smooth the top. Make a little swirly-well, which you can fill with olive oil. Sprinkle all over with chopped parsley and a dash of paprika. Serve with toasted bits of tortilla bread, or use toasted pita triangles, lavash, or even pita chips. Veggie’s work a charm — check out “Lucia’s veggie plate recipe in this blog. Here’s to your good health, hummus is wonderful! Aren’t you glad you made it?

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