Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Easy Hummus

Hummus is such a blank slate. It's easy to make and there is so much you can do with it. Chickpeas are healthy and a great source of protein so it's a good idea to add them to your diet when you can. This week I experimented with herbs and garlic. I'm going to try to make up a new hummus every week for a while. I am happy with the result so here is the recipe.

1 cup dried chickpeas
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp dry oregano
pinch of tarragon
salt and pepper

a few basil leaves
a small bunch of cilantro

1. Cook the chickpeas in a slow cooker until tender in about 4 cups of water. This takes a few hours. Drain the peas and add them to a food processor with all the other ingredients except the fresh herbs.
2. Blend until creamy. Add herbs and blend until well mixed. Enjoy!