Ode to Hummus

I've had a request for our hummus recipe.  This is the ONE thing that Jake makes in our house, so here is his recipe.  I will say that his version is a little too strong for me, I would use have the garlic and not so much of the spicy spices.  But then again, its his recipe that gets all the rave!

Jake's Hummus recipe (adapted from Betty Crocker)
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans (reserve liquid)
3 T. lemon juice
1/2 c. sesame seeds
1 tsp salt
1 clove garlic, cut in half
spices to taste (Jake likes to add a few of the following: cumin, crushed red pepper, tabasco sauce, olives and olive oil; some people enjoy celery salt or worchesire sauce)

Blend seeds, garlic and reserved liquid in blender.
Add everything else and blend again.
Add beans and blend until smooth.

My guys perfer saltines or tortilla chips for dipping!

Also, sesame seeds are expensive unless you buy them in bulk at a health food store.  You can also replace the seeds with tahini (sesame seed butter) but we're not cool enough for that.


Katie G. said...

Hi Jenn! I just saw the comment you left on my blog, so I thought I'd come over and say hello. Your son is SO CUTE!!!! Are you and Jake planning on having any more children? Yes, I am engaged! Jay (my fiance) and I are getting married in my home town of Alsip on October 13th. It is very exciting and very stressful at the same time. Anyway...just wanted to say hello! Glad to see you are doing well. Oh...if you have a myspace account I've started keeping a blog there. I'm a big blog hopper....