Friday, March 2, 2012

Recipe Share: Hummus

I've had a few requests for the hummus recipe that I use, so here she is! This is a recipe lovingly given to me at my bridal shower by one of my friends and mentors in all things family. Her name is TD Thornton, and her daughter Mya peed in my tennis shoes when she was little.

Image via The Cilantropist. Sometimes food doesn't stick around long enough to photograph...


1 can chick peas (note - I cook my own dried peas, and use an empty can to measure for this recipe)
Juice of 1 large lemon
6 Tablespoons of tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Drain chick peas, reserving a little of the liquid. Put the chick peas and liquid into a food processor and blend, gradually adding the reserved liquid and lemon juice to desired thickness. Blend well after each addition, until hummus is smooth.

2. Stir in the tahini and most of the olive oil. Add the garlic and salt, and blend again until smooth.

3. Spoon the hummus into a bowl, and drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top. Garnish with chopped cilantro and olives. Enjoy!


Kim said...


The Kammeyers said...

:) We love a good hummus, especially one without a lot of "extra" stuff in it. Looks like a keeper to me! Thanks for sharing!

Headle said...

This looks soo good! Thanks for sharing Metta!! :)

Lindsay said...


Elizabeth said...

I love Td's hummus. Did you here she is moving back to Kailua this summer. Wahoo!