Simple Hummus is an easy recipe that can be put together in about 5 minutes, if you have the ingredients in your kitchen. All of these ingredients can be found in most major supermarkets. A few years ago Tahini was harder to find, but not any longer.
Simple Hummus Recipe:
2 cloves garlic (chopped, I use the jar variety)
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Tahini (made with sesame seeds, found in the international section of a market)
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Put the ingredients into a blender.
Mix all of the above until smooth. The consistency should be creamy and blended.
I like to add a little Tapatio hot sauce to spice it up, but it tastes good without it too. I like to serve it with pita chips or sliced carrots, peppers and celery. It is a great appetizer to pull together when you have unexpected company or just need something quick. It is also one of the healthier appetizer recipes when served from fruit. It helps me stay away from some of the fried food that is not friendly to my figure.
You can also add a little chile or roasted red peppers to add a little flavor to the hummus.
What is your go to recipe when you need a quick appetizer?