It is so easy, and I forgot how much I love it. Such a fresh taste.
2 cans chick peas, drained
the juice of 2 lemons +/- a lime
2-4 cloves garlic, minced, depending how strong you like it
1/2 a large white onion, chopped fine
olive oil for garnish
optional: small bunch of parsley, chopped and stems removed
optional: sumak, a Turkish spice, or you may use paprika
Put garlic, onions and 1/2 the citrus juice into food processor. Add parsley if you want authentic green hummus as I used to get it in Turkey. Pulse a few times to get it as finely chopped as possible, then add the remainder of ingredients. Process until smooth; you may need to add more liquid to keep it a smooth paste. If so, add more lemon juice (bottled is fine).
Spread into a shallow dish, make a well or two, pour olive oil into the wells, and garnish with sprinkles of Sumac or paprika. You don't have to garnish it at all, but the sumac adds some sourness along with the lemons.
Serve with crackers, and veggie dippers. Yum. Is also great as a sandwich spread for vegetarians. (I took this to work for an alternative snack to the sweets we always grab, and we smelled like garlic all day!!! But we were healthier for it...)
Here is a pic of my birthday cake (I hate cake):
What a scream! I ate most of them myself over the next 48 hours! YUMMY. Thanks MIL ;o)
And, here's a sneak peak at what I mailed out to my swap pal:
You can't see the whole thing until I'm sure she got it!