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Vegan basics: How to make hummus

Hummus is one of those basic recipes that every vegan should know how to whip up in a moment's notice. Not only is this high-protein dip a fast and easy healthy meal, it is a must-serve for planned or last-minute entertaining. This is our favorite hummus

Hummus is one of those basic recipes that every vegan should know how to whip up in a moment's notice. Not only is this high-protein dip a fast and easy healthy meal, it is a must-serve for planned or last-minute entertaining. This is our favorite hummus recipe kicked up in presentation for the evenings you have guests to impress.
Hummus is one of those basic recipes that every vegan should know how to whip up in a moment's notice. Not only is this high-protein dip a fast and easy healthy meal, it is a must-serve for planned or last-minute entertaining. This is our favorite hummus recipe kicked up in presentation for the evenings you have guests to impress.

Hummus

Serve hummus with pita bread, crackers, chips, and cut vegetables.

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, drained

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4 cup red onion

  • 1/3 cup tahini

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

  • Juice of 1 large lemon

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley, divided

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • Sweet paprika


Directions:

  1. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon parsley. Blend until smooth.

  2. Stop and check consistency for thickness. With the motor running, drizzle in enough olive oil until it reaches your desired dip consistency.

  3. Taste and season with salt amnd pepper.

  4. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with any extra olive oil, lemon slices, remaining parsley, and paprika.


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