It feels like forever since I’ve been able to post anything! This month has been absolutely insane. Between school, being deathly ill ( like everyone else I know!), school, some catering jobs and work I have been going ninety to nothing and have had no time to cook at home.
However, I did manage to get a few pictures from a friends baby shower that I co-hosted last weekend. It was your standard girly food fare. Roasted chicken salad, cupcakes, brownies, fun salads, dips and hummus. This is my favorite recipe for hummus. I adore Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa) and to be honest, I have never tried a bad recipe from her. This hummus is no different. It is SO easy. All you need is a food processor! Next, get your ingredients lined up on the counter, whazz them up, toss in a bowl and everyone will love it.
(ps. sorry if the photo isn’t that great, I was being swarmed by hungry women at the shower, it was basically a drive by photo. haha!)
•4 garlic cloves
•2 cups canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
•1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
•1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
•6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
•2 tablespoons water or liquid from the chickpeas
•8 dashes hot sauce
Turn on the food processor fitted with the steel blade and drop the garlic down the feed tube; process until it’s minced. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed. Taste, for seasoning, and serve chilled or at room temperature
* I served my hummus with whole wheat and white pita that I cut into triangles for easily nibbling.
Makes- 2 3/4 cups