Its totally going to snow tonight! I can tell, not only because that is what weather.com says, but it also just looks like snow outside. The whole world seems to be cast in a gray tone. I love snow. I know… I’m one of those weird people.
School starts up on Wednesday and this semester I am taking 18 credits and have all of my classes jam packed on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. It works really well for me because I commute an hour each way and so the less days I have to drive, the better. But, it also means that I dont have many breaks during the day so I will need lots of snacks to keep me going. This afternoon I decided to make a batch of hummus to take along to school with me. I got to make it with my brand new food processor (weddings rule!)
My other food processor worked fine, but this thing is amazing! It totally blew my old one out of the water. I LOVE it! Sometimes it really does pay to spend a little bit more for better quality (or have very generous family members who buy you one as a wedding gift).
Yum. Hummus is one of my favorite condiments. It’s delicious and there is no reason to feel guilty about it becuase it is healthy! I’m a mayo girl, but I often choose hummus over mayo and I never regret my decision. Mmm chickpeas..
I just realized that I forgot to get a picture of the finished product. Oops. You guys know what hummus looks like right? I guess if you’ve seen one bowl of hummus, you’ve seen em all.
Makes about 4 cups
1 1/2 cups chickpeas, drained
1 tsp. kosher salt
3 garlic cloves, peeled
3/4 cups tahini
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tsp. olive oil
Crush the garlic and 1/2 tsp. of salt in a mortar until pureed. transfer the puree to the bowl of a food processor, add the tahini and lemon juice an dporcess unti white and contracted. add 1/4 cup of water and porcess until completely smooth
Add the chickpeas to the tahini mixture and process until well blended.
*I also decided to add a pinch of cayenne pepper to give it a bit of a kick.