September 17, 2005

Hummus - Recipe

2 cups cooked GARBANZO BEANS
1/4 cup TAHINI (roasted ground sesame seeds)
3 Tbsp. fresh LEMON JUICE
1 Tbsp. GARLIC, minced
1/4 tsp. CUMIN, ground
SALT to taste
freshly ground BLACK PEPPER
1/4 cup fresh PARSLEY

Place all ingredients except parsley in a food processor. Blend until mixture is a creamy puree, adding tablespoons of cold water if needed. Turn onto serving platter, score design on top with knife tip & sprinkle with parsley. Serve with pita bread or crackers. Serves 10-12.
To cook beans: Rinse & sort beans. Cover and soak overnight, OR bring to a boil for 5 min., remove from heat, cover & let rest for 1 hr. Drain, rinse & cover beans with water. Bring to a boil, cover & simmer approx. 1-1/2 hrs., or until nearly tender.