Best Hummus Recipe
 
 
Ingredients
  • HARISSA
  • 1 ounce whole dried red chili pepper - I used one simply called "Mexican"
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • OR use store bought harissa - experiment slowly with amount as flavor varies greatly from product to product
  • HUMMUS
  • 1¾ cup cooked chickpeas - I buy low-sodium organic in a can
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated with a microplaner
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon or more to taste or use bottled lemon juice for ease
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • Sprinkle of red pepper chili flakes
  • water to thin
Instructions
  1. HARISSA HUMMUS: Soak the chili peppers in hot water for 2 hours. Drain and dice fine. Pound in a mortar & pestle with garlic and salt until a coarse paste is formed. Drizzle with olive oil.
  2. OR USE STORE BOUGHT HARISSA FOR SIMPLICITY
  3. After making the harissa add to the food processor with the remaining ingredients and process very well until smooth
  4. ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Soak peppers for 2 hours. Drain and dice fine. Place in food processor with garlic, olive oil and salt - pulse until paste forms. Add all the hummus ingredients and puree until smooth - adding water to thin. If using store-bought harissa, add right away to the processor with rest of ingredients
Recipe by Sprinkle with Love at http://www.sprinklewithlove.com/best-hummus-recipe/