Greek Hummus

I hope everyone had a good 4th of July weekend.  I love this time of the year, the warm weather, and lots of eating outside.  Summer is my favorite time of the year.   We use the grill almost 99% of the time during the summer, and one of my favorite summer dishes are kebabs.  They are simple and quick and delicious.  I love to have chicken kebabs, with pita and some home made hummus.   am a huge hummus fan.  I use it as a spreadable on my sandwiches instead of butter.  I also eat it just as a dip with crackers or vegetables.  But my favorite way is chicken and pita.  Hummus is so easy to make at home instead of store brought that is using pesticides or other none healthy ingredients.  It takes less than 10 minutes to put together.

I am also naming this recipe Greek Hummus because i know there is a lot of controversy of the different hummus recipes out there and where it came from.  But this is the Greek version of it.

This recipe is part of the monthly Secret Recipe Club “assignment!” Every month you get a name of a blog and you need to choose ANY recipe from that blog and then blog about that recipe by a date. It’s a secret because the blog owner does not know you are doing this until the reveal date.

My secret blog this month was My Hobbie Lobbie, which is written by Trisha.  Trisha is from India and she has a few terrific blogs.  Not only does she have a great food blog but also a craft blog. Trisha has some fabulous recipes on her site, definitely some great dinner ideas for the future.

Greek Hummus

 

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Greek Hummus

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

16 oz chickpeas (drained, reserve liquid)
2 tbsp reserved chickpea liquid (or more depending on consistency desired)
5 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground cumin (or to taste)
1/8 tsp ground coriander (or to taste)
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

In food processor add chickpeas, reserved liquid from chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, paprika, cumin and coriander. Process until all combined and well blended. Continue processing and add Extra virgin olive oil slowly. Continue blending until desired consistency. Add additional liquid if a runnier consistency is desire. Shorter time for coarse texture and longer for creamier texture.
Make ahead and let flavors meld together for several hours prior to serving. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish to your liking.

Adapted from: My Hobbie Lobbie

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