Garbanzo Hummus

In September 2009, the best hummus I’ve ever came across was served at a friend’s birthday dinner. The hummus, made with garbanzo beans was garlicky (mmmmm garlic) and not oily like how it comes in restaurants sometimes. It was served with fresh cut vegetables alongside pita bread.

It’s an easy way to impress dinner guests with a fancy appetizer and, if you really want to go all out, you can also serve this with a side of goat cheese, capers, and Kalamata olives.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained liquid reserved
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • pinch of salt
  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Chill in fridge, and cover tightly until serving time.

Hummus goes great with french bread, pita bread, carrot sticks, cucumber slices cut (1/3 in thick), and cauliflower.

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