Hummus Vegetable Dip

Hummus Vegetable Dip

This dip can be found in Mediterranean and middle Eastern cuisine. The perfect appetizer or spread on pita bread and vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Garbanzo Beans, 16 ounces; rinsed and drained well
  • 5 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Tahini, (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 2 Drops Hot Pepper Sauce
  • Assorted Vegetables, chopped
  • Pita Bread, cut into wedges
  • Kalamata Olives, oil-cured

Instructions:

1. In blender container or food processor, place garbanzos, 5 tablespoons lemon juice, water, tahini, 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic and cumin; process until mixture is thick and creamy. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce, if desired. Adjust consistency with additional lemon juice or water, if desired.

2. Transfer to serving bowl. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with vegetables and pita bread; garnish with olives and drizzle with additional olive oil.

 

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