The inspiration:

I spent 3 years living in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  During my time as a middle eastern resident, I had the wonderful fortune of being exposed to awesome food!  One of the many dishes that I ate (and made) plenty of, was hummus!  You can find it almost anywhere.  It is easily whipped up and commonly served with bread.  Below is my take on this common middle eastern dish.  I hope you enjoy.

 

The Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup of chopped cilantro
  • ½ of a lemon (or approx. 1/8 cup of lemon juice)

 

 

Steps:

  1. Drain the can of chickpeas and rinse them in cool water.
  2. Mince the 5 cloves of garlic.
  3. Blend the chickpeas, garlic and olive oil in a food processor (or blender if you do not have a food processor). Blend for about 2-3 minutes, or until the chickpeas begin to break down and form a rough, thick paste. (The amount of time that this step takes will depend on the speed and power of your food processor or blender.)
  4. Next, add the lemon juice and chopped cilantro and continue blending.
  5. Stop when you have your desired texture and consistency. (The longer the blending time, the smoother the texture.)
  6. Let it cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour and then ENJOY!

**Serve with crackers, fruit, and/or veggies.

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