Some of these dips, sides and salads are real easy to put together and of course nutritious too. So, long time back, one day I gave Hummus a try. First time it was really dry and I didn’t really enjoy it since it wasn’t smooth. Later when I bought a food processor (I LOVE my Cuisinart food processor btw! I make my chapati / paratha dough in it ALL the time), I did the below recipe. And it turned out great. Please adjust the oil if you think it’s dry. But usually below recipe should give you a smooth creamy hummus.
· Chickpeas – 1 can
· Orange (or any other color) bell pepper – ½ cup
· Garlic – 2 cloves
· Extra virgin Olive Oil – 1/2 cup
· Lime juice – 1tbsp.
Now, slowly add oil from top (in the mixer also you can do the same from top once everything has come together). Switch off the processor in between to check on the consistency. Once you are satisfied with smoothness, stop the food processor; take out the hummus in a serving bowl. Don't you LOVE that color!. Enjoy it with any kind of chips, for layering inside pita bread or for a sandwich.
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