Sunday, June 25, 2006

HUMMUS!!

HUMMUS!!
2.5 points for 1/4 cup of hummus (or 15 points if you eat the whole thing in one sitting... believe me, it can be done!). 1 point for half of a whole wheat pita.

I made hummus and pita chips today. I had not made hummus in forever and I was just so blissed out eating it.

Hummus

Ingredients
  • 1 15oz can of garbanzo beans
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic (no substituions here!)
  • 2 Tbl olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • dash of salt
Directions
  • In small sauce pan, heat olive oil over low heat
  • Add garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes and "fry" until garlic is brown (be careful... it's easy to burn garlic. If you burn it, you have to throw it all out, wash the sauce pan and restart. You don't want burned garlic taste!)
  • Place garlic in food processor (leave the oil, oregano and red pepper flakes in the pan) and process until minced.
  • Drain garbanzo beans and reserve liquid
  • Add beans to food processor and process for few minutes. Add a little of the bean liquid (maybe 2 Tbs or less) to get a thick paste consistency. Don't add too much liquid because you don't want it runny. Remember that you are still going to add lemon juice and the oil later.
  • Add the lemon juice and continue running the food processor
  • While the processor is running, slowly stream the olive oil, oregano and red pepper flakes in.
  • Keeping the food processor running, add paprika and a little salt.
  • Process until the texture is fairly smooth.
  • Taste and add more oregano, red pepper flakes, paprika and salt as needed. (I usually need to add more of each).
Pita Chips

Ingredients
  • 1 whole wheat pita (or however many you want to make)
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Cut pita into eighths, then separate each wedge to make 16 pieces
  • Spread pita wedges onto baking sheet and spray with Pam
  • Sprinke with garlic powder and oregano
  • Spray again with Pam
  • Bake for about 7 minutes. Just like the tortilla chips, these can go from almost done to burnt very fast, so keep an eye on them. You'll notice in my picture below that some of them got a little too done.
Enjoy!!

1 Comments:

At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

***** OMG Holly, you make the best Hummus in the world!

 

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