Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Week In Beans Day 1
We had one of our all-time favorite healthy snacks for part of our dinner on Sunday night: Hummus. I made it without the more expensive ingredients (tahini or sesame oil) this last time and it turned out well, but it is definitely a little better with the above. Here is the recipe we typically use, which is easy, healthy, tastes great and is much less expensive than the store bought version.
2 cups garbanzo beans (we use soaked cooked ones, but drained canned ones work too)
1/3 cups tahini or sesame oil( I prefer sesame oil)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1 TBS olive oil
1 tsp parsley (I use dried just to save $$$)
1 pinch paprika (or more)
(**can add some marinated artichokes or sun dried tomatoes for variety**)
Puree in food processor until smooth. Serve with veggie chunks/sticks, pita wedges, tortilla chips, crackers or even as a sandwich spread.