Hello Ladies!! Cheri here with our first edition of "She Cooks" for 2015!
I enjoy creating healthy & easy snacks for my family and friends and with Superbowl right around the corner, we wanted to provide our readers with an easy snack to add to your game day spread. After making this hummus several times, I am hooked and will never buy store bought hummus again because it is so easy to make, I love the freshness, and the flavor customizations are endless. You can add in olives, green chilies, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, and etc. Get creative & enjoy!!!
You will need
-Chickpeas- You can cook a lb or your can purchase 2 cans of chickpeas
-1/4 cup Olive Oil
-1/4 cup of Sesame oil or Tahini paste
-Juice of 1 Lemon
-1.5 teaspoons of salt
-1-2 cloves of Garlic
Place drained chickpeas, garlic, and salt into food processor and pulse. Stop the processor and scrape down the sides. Next you will add in your sesame oil and lemon and pulse again. Continue to pulse while adding in your olive oil. You should end up with a creamy textured hummus. If the hummus seems a little too thick for your liking, you can add in 1-2 tablespoons of water to achieve the texture you desire. Once you are doing pulsing, transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle the top with sesame seeds and sea salt. Complete the dish by adding an optional drizzle of olive oil to your hummus and add your favor veggie, breads, or fruits to the side for easy game day dipping. My new favorite personal pairing is hummus & apple. It is a healthier alternative to breads/crackers. I love the fresh crispness of a sweet apple paired with a savory garlic hummus. We hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do make your own hummus, #sheinspires on social media so we can see how you paired one of our favorite game day snacks.