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New Year’s fiber fix: hummus

December 30, 2008

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Who’s coming to dinner? This hummus recipe satisfies every generation.

1 cup cooked chickpeas
3 cloves garlic, crushed
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons tahina (sesame)
1/2 teaspoon salt
olive oil
2 tablespoons
fresh parsley, chopped
Reserve 1/4 cup of liquid from boiled chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Mix crushed garlic, lemon juice, tahina and salt. Blend mixture with chickpeas in blender until smooth. Add reserved boiling liquid to thin hummus to your liking. Mix thoroughly and spoon onto serving plate. Drizzle with olive oil and finish with reserved chickpeas, fresh parsley and paprika. Serve with pita, crackers, fresh vegetables or pretzel rods. Welcome, New Year.


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