Sunday, April 5, 2009


I've taken a blog vacation for quite some time. Life's been busy and other things have taken priority. But I'm back and excited to share more recipes and slices of life. Most people would never guess, but, yes I am a redheaded Lebanese woman. It sounds like an oxymoron but it is true. Here's my tried and true traditional hummus recipe.

1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, reserve liquid
2 -3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

To garnish:
Olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Microwave garbanzo beans with liquid on high fro 5 mins. Pour off liquid and reserve. Mince garlic in food processor, add salt and beans and pulse 10 times. Add tahini, lemon juice and reserved liquid and process until mixture is consistency of a creamy paste. Spoon inot a serving bowl and drizzle with a thin film of olive oil. Garnish with pine nuts and paprika. Serve with pita bread and/or pita chips.

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