Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Garliciest Garlic Hummus - Vegan

Disclaimer: You should not try this recipe if you are 'Twilight' fan... It will scare your handsome vampire right out of his pale white skin...!

What goes in your body (vegan):

  • 2 cups garbanzo beans 
  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/4 ~ 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bulb of garlic, peeled
  • 1 lemon
  • Paprika & cilantro to garnish (optional) 
You are going to:
  1. Mix garlic and 1/4 cup of olive oil in a food processor until the mixture is smooth. 
  2. Add garbanzo beans, tahini and freshly squeezed lemon juice to the mixture and process until smooth. (If the mixture seems too thick, add some more olive oil)
  3. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.
  4. Garnish with paprika and cilantro, and serve with fresh vegetables, crackers or pita bread.
Secrets from the chef:
  • Letting it sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours brings out more flavor from the garlic and takes the edge off of spiciness from fresh garlic . If you have to serve immediately, use only 1/2 bulb of garlic or roasted garlic instead.
  • Avoid eating this before going out to see someone ;)
  • If you don't own a food processor, buy Trader Joe's Garlic Hummus Dip. It's delicious, though it's not as garlicy as this one.

Bon appétit! 

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