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Weekly Recipe #112: Hummus

By Rylee Ahnen, University of Minnesota Nutrition Major


This week we’re going to keep the recipe nice and simple. We’re going to make hummus! Hummus is a delicious Middle Eastern food that is fast and simple to make. Even better, it is a great source of iron, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin B6! Way cool.

Also, the recipe below calls for an ingredient called tahini. Tahini is a paste that is made from ground sesame seeds and is essential for the silky texture of the hummus. You shouldn’t have much trouble finding some at your local grocery store.

Hummus

(From: What to Cook and How to Cook It )

Ingredients:

2 (14-oz) cans of chickpeas, drained
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp kosher salt
3 tbsp. tahini
2 lemons
3 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor (or in a blender) squeeze the juice from both lemons. Add the chickpeas, chopped garlic, salt, tahini, and olive oil.
  2. Blend the ingredients together until you create a smooth paste, scraping down the sides as needed. If the hummus is too thick add a bit of water.
  3. Serve with warm pita chips, and enjoy!

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