Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Rosie Makes Tahini and Hummus.

After making my bean salad, I had some extra garbanzo beans. I decided to make hummus. First I needed tahini, or sesame seed paste.
I toasted 1/2 cup of sesame seeds and added them to my mini-processor ...
... and processed a bit.
With the blades running, I drizzled about 1/8 cup oil into the seeds and ended up with this. Season with freshly ground salt to taste. On to my hummus.
Ingredients: 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (chick peas) 1/2 cup tahini paste 2 garlic gloves juice of one lemon freshly ground salt and pepper 1 TB parsley 2 TB olive oil 2 TB water pinch of cumin 5 drops of Tabasco
Mix first 6 ingredients, then gradually drizzle in olive oil and water, with the processor running, until you get the proper consistency. Season with cumin and Tabasco to taste.
Hummus on a tortilla chip. Sesame-y, garbanzo-y, garlicky, lemony, cumin-y, with a hint of parsley. I liked it. Now what else can I do with it besides use it as a dip? No, I didn't have any pita bread, but that gives me an idea. I've never made pita bread before. Hmmmm.

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