Hummus With Pine Nuts by RickMach


2 1-lb cans of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
4 garlic cloves (I used 3 that were about double size - 1" across)
1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
3/4 cup tahini
1/4 - 1/2 cup olive oil (to taste)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted lightly
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon or so of paprika
1/2 cup water (more or less, add if it is too thick)


Toast the pine nuts on a cookie sheet in the oven on broil. It should take only a few minutes. Watch them carefully as they can go from toasted to over cooked very quickly. Stir a few times while toasting. Blend all the ingredients together to form a nice paste. I start with the chick peas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, oil, pine nuts, and a little less than 1/2 cup water. Blend for consistency. You will have to scrap down the sides while you blend. It it done when it is a consistent smooth paste. Add water to thin if too thick and blend more. When the paste is done, add seasonings and taste. I like to start with the amounts above and then increase them until I think it is enough. When serving, sprinkle with paprika and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with pita bread.


33 calories per tablespoon
Topic revision: r4 - 2016/01/05, RickMach
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