Pumped- up Hummus

Posted on Sunday, June 15th, 2008
Written by: Angela, Nutritionist

2 1/2 cups cooked or canned and drained chickpeas

2 1/2 tablespoons tahini

1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)

Juice of lemon

1/2 cup diced onion

Pinch of sea salt, optional

4 to 5 tablespoons water

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the chickpeas, tahini, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, pepper, parsley, and lemon juice. Mix for about 30 seconds, until blended. Add the onion and a tiny pinch of salt. Pulse until all the ingredients are nearly smooth.

Taste the hummus and add as much water as necessary for the correct consistency. Process until as the mixture is as smooth as you’d like.

Serve the hummus at once or transfer to a glass or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for up to three days. Let the hummus reach room temperature before serving.

Note: If using canned, well-rinsed chickpeas, omit the salt completely.

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