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Mal's Killer Hummus

What you need: 
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c tahini
  • 1/4 c lemon juice (about 1 lg lemon)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 t salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 c water
  • 2 T olive oil, divided
  • a few pinches smoked paprika
  • 1 t minced fresh Italian parsley
What you do: 

Place the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic, cayenne pepper, water, and 1 T olive oil in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste, if necessary, and puree again to combine. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

Drizzle remaining 1 T olive oil over the hummus. Sprinkle with paprika and chopped parsley.

This is excellent served with warm, toasted pita bread, black olives, and veggies.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes


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