Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rockin' Hummus at the Library

One of the things that my girls really enjoy doing it going to the library. Our library has something that is really pretty cool (we think). It has a coffee store built within the library but on the outside of the library in the hallway. The great thing about this coffee store is that you can get a latte, a tea...juice...milk, really anything that fits all budgets and desires. In addition, one thing that you can do is bring your own lunch!

This past summer, my daughters and I have been packing our lunch and going to the library. The girls get the biggest kick out of it.

This week, Daddy Bryan met us there for lunch. The girls thought that was so much fun...a family lunch date. So we had a hodge-podge of a lunch but one of the items that I took was homemade hummus.

I received a recipe from a former co-worker of mine, who in my eyes has the best recipe for hummus. I have modified it to fit our taste buds but this one rocks!

4 cups chick peas (roughly 2 ½ cans drained)
½ cup tahini (sesame paste)
½ cup warm water
1/3 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemons
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin

Combine the chick peas, tahini, warm water, olive oil and juice of one lemon in food processor. Process until smooth, scrape down side of bowl when necessary. Add garlic, salt, cumin and pepper (to taste if you like) and process to blend. It will keep well in jar in the refrigerator and makes roughly one quart.

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