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I am kind of on a Mediterranean kick & am VERY excited to attempt a vegan gyro later today but for now – I post this hummus. My mother always made her own & it is really so easy – nobody should ever buy any that is prepackaged. All this requires is 8 simple ingredients & a blender. I added jalapeno because I like them but you need not. Tahini is a sauce that comes bottled & is readily available at most large grocery stores and it has a refrigerated shelf life like peanut butter – FOREVER. So go ahead & buy some.
Easy Basic Hummus with Spicy Jalapeno
1 can chick peas – drained
1/4 cup tahini
juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp cumin
1-3 cloves of garlic – to taste
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS olive oil
1-4 TBS water (depending on how thick you like your hummus)
1/2 – 1 jalapeno – use half for a little spice, all for more spice and use even the seeds for a powerfully spicy hummus – or use none at all
Whip that shit up in a blender or food processor.
Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, paprika, parsley or diced jalapeno. Serve with naan or pita or veggies!