Authentic Hummus

This hummus is about as simple as it gets! Serve with warm pita bread.

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Authentic Hummus

Course Lunch, Mezze, Side Dish, Street Food, World Recipes
Cuisine Middle Eastern, Moroccan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cloves garlic,
  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans reserve half the liquid
  • 4 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor or high speed blender, chop garlic. Put drained garbanzo beans into the blender, reserving some for garnish. Add rest of ingredients. Blend until creamy and well mixed. If too thick, add a little water to blend and make it smooth. If you don't care about calories, use olive oil. Taste for seasoning.
  • Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with pepper and pour olive oil over the top. Garnish with reserved garbanzo beans.

Notes

If you like variety, you can add chopped olives, roasted red pepper, sweet onion, capers, fresh herbs, anything you like.
Keyword beans, chickpeas, Lemons, middle eastern, vegan, vegetarian

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