And lots cheaper!
Now that the Super Bowl is over it is time to find another reason to throw a party. And here is a great snack/dip for it.
Hummus is a popular/trendy Middle Eastern food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas (garbanzo beans), blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
Hummus: the 5-minute Chickpea Dip
1 15-ounce can chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
2 T fresh lemon juice
2 T tahini (sesame seed paste, optional)
1 tsp ground cumin
Kosher salt (regular should work)
1/4 tsp paprika
Drain the chickpeas, reserving liquid. In a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with the 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, tahini (if using), cumin and 3/4 tsp salt until smooth and creamy. Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons reserved bean liquid as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.
You can adjust the measurements as desired. Some prefer more garlic.
Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with the paprika before serving.
Serve with toasted chunks torn from pita pockets, chips, crackers or similar, as desired.
'til we eat again,