Hummus With a Kick

01Hummus.jpg

Never buy anything in a store or restaurant you can easily, and more inexpensively, make at home. Hummus is such an easy dish to make, but I have been told that the way I spice mine makes it even better than anything store-bought, and is much cheaper to make than anything found in a restaurant. Again, I never measure anything so the below are estimations on amounts – play with the ingredients to suit your taste. Serve with love, compassion and gratitude.

4 or 5 Cups Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans) rinsed and drained

1/4 Cup Raw Onion

3 Cloves Raw Garlic

1/4 Cup Tahini

1 teaspoon Ground Cumin Powder

1 teaspoon Ground Coriander Powder

1/4 Cup Organic Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Water

Few dashes of Tabasco Sauce

Freshly ground Black Pepper

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add extra water to desired consistency. If you’re using canned chick peas, you do not need to add salt. Put hummus in a Pryex glass covered bowl and chill for at least 2 hours. Don’t underestimate the chilling process – either for your hummus, or for yourself. It’s worth it. Trust.

Garnish with fresh raw veggies. You do no need chips or pita bread with this. That is just empty fillers your palate will crave less and less the more you rid them of your diet. The chick peas have enough starch in them already – no need to add more. The difference is the chick peas are protein-pack and fiber-rich. Pita Bread and Chips are processed foods that are hard for your body to digest, so skip it. All the flavour is in the hummus, so dip away with raw veggies and serve with Kalamata Olives.