Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Lemon Ginger Hummus

Did I mention that I love hummus? Not only is it easy to make, but it's generally a pretty healthy snack as well. It's good with pita chips, polenta crackers, or on a wrap with fresh veggies and sprouts. You can dip fresh veggies in it, or dip into it with tortilla chips. It's pretty versatile.
This recipe was based on a lemon hummus recipe that I got from my good friend E. I added the ginger and a few more things to spice it up a bit, and I think it works well.

Lemon Ginger Hummus

Lemon Ginger Hummus
30 oz chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp tahini
2 T olive oil
2 medium lemons, juiced and zested (or 7 Tbsp lemon juice)
1/2 tsp salt
1" piece of ginger, peeled and minced finely
pepper to taste

Blend chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice until well-combined. (I normally just place these ingredients in a flat bowl and use my potato masher on them. Works really well, and still retains a nice texture.) Stir in salt, ginger, and pepper. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so for the flavors to make friends.
Serve and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

ooh, good call on the lemon and ginger. garbanzos were never so tasty :)

Biognome said...

I love hummus! Thanks for the recipe. Going to make it tonight.

Special Sauce said...

As the aforementioned E in the recipe- I just made this following Fiber's recipe, and it rocks even better than mine did- it's starring in a hummus and tuna wrap for my lunch today.

Mindy T. said...

I write cookbooks and get to invent recipes all day long if I want to. A great job but it won't make you rich (probably, unless you're also a famous chef).

I, too, love hummus and have invented countless variations -- at least I never bothered to count them. The one I posted on my blog today is called Jalisco hummus, 'cause it's made with pumpkin seeds, lime juice, etc. A Mexicali version. If you'd care to check it out, here's my URL: http://mindycooks.blogspot.com

Thanks and keep on cookin'!

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight. I used 3 times the ginger called for and it was really good. Again, thanks for the great hummus recipes (although the sundried tomato/pesto one is the best IMHO)!

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

Holy gosh!!!!..To be honest, I never knew that hummus cud urn out in these many forms...and great snaps tooo..will keep visiting...

Anonymous said...

HI I got to your blog via a link on the readers digest site about hummus. This sounds yummy