Wednesday, January 6, 2010

From Debra's Vegan Kitchen

Hummus with a Kick!
Makes 4 cups

2 Cans garbanzo beans
6 tablespoons tahini (sesame butter)
1/2 cup lemon juice or more to suit taste
4 to 6 scallions (depending on size), chopped
8-12 cloves of garlic- more or less according to taste (we love garlic so we used 12-15 cloves)
4 teaspoon cumin
salt, pepper to taste
2 tbsp dried parsley
a good flavorful olive oil
Whole wheat pita bread or Triscuit crackers for dipping

Drain garbanzo beans, reserving the liquid from the can, and rinse the beans. Place all the ingredients except the reserved bean liquid and olive oil in food processor and process until smooth. Add reserved bean liquid as needed for a smoother consistency, also add a few tbsps of your great flavored olive oil (I got mine from the farmers market and it has a peppery kick to it). This will not taste like your traditional hummus- it will have more of a garlicky kick to it- but this is the way we like it.


  1. I love hummus spread onto lettuce leaves like romaine lettuce, or the large green leaf ruffled edge lettuces, I then roll it up and munch away.:0) A very satisfying snack and healthy too.:0)not to mention only about 45 calories for two big tablespoons full.Thanks so much for the recipe! I'll have to start making it at home now.

  2. Oh how I love hummus, and now with a kick!


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