Food Babe’s Hummus
■1 can of “Eden Farms” organic garbanzo beans
■1 TBSP organic tahini
■1 garlic clove minced
■1 TBSP olive oil
■1/4 tsp salt
■fresh cracked black pepper
■juice of one lemon
■juice of one orange
■2 large carrots chopped
■1 small beet chopped
■handful of cilantro
■1 tsp of maple syrup (optional if you like it sweeter)
1.Drain garbanzo beans and give them a quick rinse
2.Combine all ingredients except olive oil in food processor/blender and blend
3.Once combined, scrape sides
4.Start blending again and add olive oil slowing into mixture while it is blending
5.Remove all hummus into an air tight container and serve or refrigerate up to 5 days.
I serve this with crackers, wrapped up in collard greens or just plain with vegetables. It’s a little sweet in nature because of the beets and carrots. If you don’t like sweet and just want plain jane hummus just use the “Basic” ingredients listed above and omit the rest and add a few fresh herbs like parsley.
You could easily make this more tangy or salty by omitting the beets and carrots and using olives or artichokes instead.
Sometimes I like making it green and use arugula, basil & pine nuts – it ends up tasting like Pesto!