Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern dish which may be one of the worlds oldest prepared foods. It is high in iron and Vitamin C, and is a good source of Folate and B6. When engaged, I was fortunate enough to have 2 wedding showers. The shower my awesome brides maids threw for me which included a potluck recipe share. All the recipes were put into my recipe box that I am now sharing recipes from. My college roommate La brought yummy hummus so this recipe is hers!

1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Tamari
1 Tablespoon Curry powder
2 15-ounce cans chick peas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a food processor, puree: onion, garlic,lemon juice, vinegar, tamari, and curry powder until mixture is smooth.
  2. Add half of the chick peas and half of the tahini and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining chick peas and tahini and blend coarsely so the mixture is chunky.
  4. Toast the sesame seeds in a heavy skillet over medium heat until they are golden. Shake the pan or stir constantly to avoid burning.
  5. Add sesame seeds and parsley to hummus and stir to blend.
  6. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Fold into a bowl, with maybe a sprinkle of paprika over it, and serve with fresh vegetables or pita chips or points

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