Monday, August 26, 2013

Handy Hummus

I call this Handy Hummus because I've adapted a basic hummus recipe to be made with mostly pantry items. These are items I keep on hand. I make this when I have unexpected company or in the mood for a healthy snack.

For gluten free alternative to pita chips, we like the Almond Nut Thins by Blue Diamond, tortilla chips, or veggies.  We especially like it with cucumber slices.


1 19oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, reserve some liquid
2 tablespoons tahini
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 cup rice vinegar, or lemon juice
1 pinch dried lemon peel
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste

optional: 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro or 1 teaspoon dried
dash or two of smoked paprika


1. Place chickpeas in processor and coarsely puree.

2. Add rice vinegar and rest of ingredients. I often use about a tablespoon of bean juice to get the right consistency.  If you aren't too concerned with the fat content you could add more olive oil.

3. Serve topped with a drizzle of olive oil and a good sprinkle of smoked paprika, if desired. 

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1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try this! I love finding things that are naturally gluten free.