August 17, 2010

Restaurant-Style Hummus

Restaurant-Style Hummus - recipe from Annie's Eats

3 tbs lemon juice
1/4 cup water
6 tbs tahini, stirred well
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 14 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
pinch of cayenne pepper

Combine lemon juice and water in a small bowl or measuring cup.  Whisk together tahini and 2 tablespoons oil in second small bowl or measuring cup.  

Process remaining chickpeas, garlic, salt, cumin and cayenne in food processor until almost fully ground, about 15 seconds.  Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula  With machine running, add lemon juice-water mixture in steady stream through food tube.  Scrape down bowl and continue to process for 1 minute.  With machine running, add oil-tahini mixture in steady stream through food tube, continue to process until hummus is smooth and creamy, about 15 seconds, scraping down bowl as needed.

Transfer hummus to serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let stand until flavors meld, at least 30 minutes.  Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

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