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Cilantro-Hummus with Jalapenos

May 5, 2012 by Mimi in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
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Summary

This is a very simple,  easy and inexpensive Dip- full of Nutrients,  and Goes great with Lavash Bread or Thin Pita Bread. A Great Middle eastern dish to use as a starter. You may want to try without Jalapeno for Kids.

I use Canned  Garbanzo beans instead of  buying raw, soaking them over night and boiling it for hours.

Hummus has become popular in Western Countries  and you can buy ready made in stores for much higher price and of course not as fresh as Home made.

You will need:  A Blender,  Mixing bowl, measuring spoons and a Serving bowl.

This recipe uses Tahini ( available in Middle Eastern Markets) which is made of Sesame seeds- check for Allergies- if allergic of Sesame seeds, please do NOT use Tahini- (you can try Greek Yogurt as a substitute.- about 1/4 Cup- and 1 T lemon Juice only)

I have tried keeping it for two days in the Refrigerator and it was OK.  This recipe makes about 2 cups of Dip.

Once you have an idea of taste, you can add or lessen the items.

    Ingredients

  • 1 Can of Garbanzo Beans--drained and rinsed
  • 3 Fresh of Jalapenos- remove seeds-optional
  • 1/4 Cup of Chopped Fresh Cilantro-Keep a little aside for Garnish
  • 1 T of Chopped Fresh garlic
  • 3 T of Tahini
  • 3 to 4 T of Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 t ( or per your Taste) of Salt
  • 1 T of Olive Oil-to use after blended

    Instructions

  • Drain and rinse Garbanzo beans-put all ingredients except Oil, in the Blender.

  • Blend all items in the blender at low speed - Stop and mix as needed. If the paste is too thick, add a little water.

  • Pour the Dip in Serving Bowl - add Olive oil and mix, garnish with Cilantro and Serve.

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