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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Klunker's simple hummus

Klunker's simple hummus

There is one food I could eat every day, every meal, and that is hummus.  I love the way it tastes, feels in my mouth, and satisfies me!  I schmear this stuff on baked potatoes, on sandwiches, on a spoon!  It really doesn't matter.  I also will put different things on top.  Most of the time is hot chili paste.  But grilled red peppers are another favorite.

Ingredients:

2 15oz. cans of chickpeas, drained, but reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. salt (optional)

Place all of the ingredients, including the liquid you reserved into a food processor or high speed blender.  Blend for 5 minutes.  I have found this to be one of the ways to make the hummus smooth and creamy.  I have never blended that long before and it made all the difference in the world.
Half way through the blending, stop and scrape down the sides.
You can serve right away, or store in the fridge for the flavors to really come together.
Experiment with different toppings.
ENJOY!!

8 comments:

  1. Yes, hummus is always a welcome and filling addition to healthy meals. It is so versatile as we can add roasted garlic to it, cilantro, roasted pepper, mashed cooked eggplant, jalapeños… Endless choices!

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  2. This was great! Will be trying lots more of your recipes. Thanks!

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  3. After visit your blog now I know about klunker’s simple hummus. Now I am feeling happy. Because now I get more information about Klunker’s hummus. Today my friend asked me what is hummus ? so I sent him your blog link. Now he know about hummus.

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    1. Thank you for spreading the word. Glad you stopped by and tried my recipe. :)

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  4. Mine never looks that pretty or color ! Mine always looks like the color of the beans !!!!

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  5. I know you have an Instant Pot - how long did you cook the beans in there?

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    1. I ended up doing mine for almost 25 minutes. I did the 18 minutes that was suggested, but they were still a bit hard. After 25 minutes, NPR, they were perfect.

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