I know that is a shocking statement for those who know me well. My mother was a fabulous cook, but that talent was not passed on to me. However, necessity is the mother of invention, and although I’m still far from being a cook, I have definitely stepped up my food preparation skills since living here. As previously mentioned, I now frequently make my pickled beets recipe and my homemade salsa recipe has gotten down right famous in these parts (no kidding!). So I thought it would be fitting that today, on what would have been my mother’s 91st birthday, I bring you yet another recipe born out of depravation. It started with some other versions, but was then tweaked to make it perfect for my palate (and I gotta say, I couldn’t make enough of it while Amy & Melanie were here – they kept gobbling it up!) Here is my homemade Hummus!
- 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
- 2 cloves garlic (pressed)
- 1/4-1/2 tsp salt (to your taste)
- 2 Tblsp olive oil
- 2 Tblsp tahini paste
- 2 Tblsp lime juice
- 3 1/2 Tblsp reserve garbanzo liquid
Blend well in food processor or blender. Serve with veggies or pita bread. Better 2nd day and beyond.