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Old 09-24-2008, 01:51 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by raw23 View Post
How do you store it? Does it go bad fast? How much do you make at a time?
Sorry about all the questions...
It doesn't seem to go bad too fast. It doesn't last longer then a week in my house though. I make about 1 batch a week. My recipe:

2 cups of cooked garbanzos (or 1 can)
4-6 cloves of garlic
juice of 1/2-1 lemon (depending on size and how lemony you like it)
1/4 cup tahini
salt to taste
a big pinch of cayenne pepper

Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor and add a bit of the cooking liquid (or liquid from can) till it's the desired consistency.

If you want to skin the garbanzos first (I only do this for "company hummus") then put the beans in a large bowl and cover with a lot of cold water. Then stick your hands in the bowl and rub the beans between your hands vigorously. The skins will float to the surface. Scoop them out of the bowl and keep doing this until hardly any skins come up the the surface. Much easier then doing it bean by bean and it makes for smoother hummus.

I like to put hummus in sandwiches (with spinach, avocado and peppers.) I also like to use it as a dip for veggies and it's good on crackers.
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