I went a little crazy this week folks.
That is what happens whens you follow a recipe... sort of... and let your desire for pretty yellow things (lemons) take control of said recipe. Oh well- get ready to pucker up.
To start, I used this recipe as my jumping off point. I was hungry for something that would fill my appettite that has slowly started to return during the past couple of days. I know from expereience that hummus is easy to make and almost as easy to grab as I'm running out the house ten minutes late first thing in the morning.
Drain most of the can of garbanzo beans but keep some of the "juice" for later. Dump the can into your food processor. Roll a couple (2) of small lemons out on the counter so that they are good and juicy and squeeze both on top of your beans. Beware of stray lemon seeds!! Next take a hand-handful of garlic cloves (the original recipe calls for two... I used closer to five) and smash them with the broad side of a big knife, release all the good smelling stuff. Chunk them into the food processor as well.
And on top of that add a big spoon of tahini. If you're fresh out of tahini, which happens quite often here in south Arkansas, grab some seasame seeds (1/4 cup) out of the pantry, toast them in a skillet until they're fragrant, and them add them to the food processor. The tahini really gives it a subtle nutty flavor that you don't even realize is missing... until you realize that you totally missed that step... like I did. So then just do like I did and add it in when you remember.
If you happen to have a schmancy food processor put it on the lowest setting and let it process for half a minute or so. If yours has two settings on it ("on" and "off") like mine, take it slow. Add the reserved juice as it's stirring everything together- the original recipe suggests 1/4 cup but since we've added more lemon juice than originally called for I'd say go easy on it and just blend until it's starting to becomes the right consistency. Then start adding the olive oil (as it's still stirring). Again, this is just kind of an eye thing. But try for the reccommended two-ish tablespoons.
And that's it.
You're done. It should be the consistency of... hummus. Not grainy and not lumpy, but stop before it gets too thin.
My suggested serving? Sweet potato chips (gosh, I love those things). I ate way too many of these things way too fast and had the requisite belly ache set in- that's how good this stuff is.
Just re-read this. And yes, I just called a food good because I ate too much and had a stomach-ache. Don't lie- You know you've done it too!! What's your favorite eat too much until your body tells you "no more!" food?