Cookout Cookin’ #4

Last week Jesse and I tried our hand at a new dish that would be perfect for a summer party, hummus. Jesse is addicted to hummus, and I like it too. We wanted to make some for our party, but didn’t want to go too overboard with all the food. Also sorry for the pictures being crappy my camera is not getting along with my computer so I took these with my phone. Plus hummus isn’t really that pretty. 😉

Ingredients
-1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
-1/4 cup of juice from the can
-3-5 tablespoons of lemon juice (or more if you like it tangy!)
-1 1/2 tablespoons of tahini (Jesse read somewhere that in place of the tahini (which we dont have at our grocery store) you can use a dab of peanut butter DO NOT DO THIS. The taste is too strong and no matter how much garlic or lemon you use to cover it up it will still be an after taste!)
-2 cloves garlic, crushed (I probably used 4 cloves, but we LOVE garlic at our house)
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 tablespoons olive oil
*I also added about a teaspoon or 2 of dill for added tang. We like a tangy hummus!*

Let’s Get Cookin’!
– Drain chickpeas, or beans, and set aside the liquid from the can.
– Add all ingredients to your food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If you’re using a blender this may take awhile because it’s hard to push all the peas/beans down into the blades.
– If things start looking a little dry while you’re blending add more of the juice or oil.
– Put it in a bowl and serve with pita chips, bread, veggies or tortilla chips. Jesse also made a hummus sandwich for work the next day.

Do you have a favorite recipe that’s just right for summer? I’d love to hear about it and share it here on the blog! If you’re interested in guest posting for Cookout Cookin’ send me an email!

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