Hummus is an expensive and extremely versatile thing to make. I love how you can take a can of chickpeas (that costs less than $1) and turn it into something delicious.
I never use tahini in my hummus recipes, and in all honesty, I don't miss it. Especially when I make a hummus chocked full of spicy seasonings, like this one. I made it for a belated holiday gathering with Z's extended family, and it was a huge hit. I served it with pita bread, but pita chips or Pretzel Crisps would pair just as well with this zesty dip.
Yields: 8-10 servings
-1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
-1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
-1 teaspoon minced garlic
-1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
-1 teaspoon cumin
-1/2 teaspoon turmeric
-1 tablespoon dried parsley
-Pinch of cayenne
-Pinch of salt
1.) Place above ingredients in food processor and pulse until smooth. Add more olive oil if needed (depending on the consistency you desire). Taste, and adjust spices as necessary.
2.) Garnish with an extra drizzle of olive oil before serving.
The end result was a slightly spicy and wonderfully flavorful hummus that was insanely easy to make.
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