I spotted this in Food Network magazine this month and knew that we had to make this, except I have never made hummus before. Again I am stepping out of my cooking comfort zone....
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 to 3 cloves garlic
3 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed, 1/2 cup liquid reserved (two cans is what I used)
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomato paste, oregano and basil and cook until slightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer the tomato paste mixture to a food processor. Add the garlic, chickpeas, chickpea liquid, tahini, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt. Puree until smooth and creamy.
Per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 43; Fat 2 g (Saturated 0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 83 mg; Carbohydrate 5 g; Fiber 1 g; Protein 2 g
My thoughts....at first it was to thick to puree. So I added a little more of the reserved liquid, a bit more lemon juice and a bit of olive oil. I then processed perfectly. I did add a bit more salt and two more cloves of garlic.
It tastes wonderful and it does make a lot.