How to make Hummus

Recipe for Hummus

1 can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

2 tablespoons of tahini

1 tsp of seasoning salt

1/4 tsp of lemon pepper

2 tablespoons of chopped parsley

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

1 tsp of olive oil

Step 1 -- Wash and drain garbanzo beans

Dump the can of garbanzo beans in a drainer and run some water over them to clean and drain them. Garbanzo beans are covered by a very thin outer shell that gets rather dry during storage. Some people peel the shells off, but that's a lot of work. Don't worry, the shells are perfectly edible.

Step 2 -- Mix ingredients in food processor

Put the garbanzo beans, tahini seasoning salt, lemon pepper, chopped parsley, lemon juice and olive oil in the processor. Mix for 2-3 minutes before giving it a taster's test. Hummus is a dip that obviously consists of many ingredients so try to figure out what it's lacking. Trust me, there's always some ingredient at this juncture that seems to be so don't overlook this advice.

Step 3 -- Continue mixing while adding water

Add 1/2 cup of water shortly after you resume mixing the hummus for another 2 minutes. It helps to liquify the hummus and taste more like a dip. If using as a sandwich spread, thicker and chunkier hummus is better so you might want to skip adding the water.

Step 4 -- Garnish

Pour the hummus into a bowl or saucer. Add parsley flakes or whatever you desire to add some extra flavor and decoration.

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