This is a delicious hummus that is super easy to make and perfect for using as an appetizer.
AuthorAdapted from Bob's Red Mill
3/4cupgarbanzo bean flour
2-3largegarlic clovesfinely minced
1/4cupvegetable or chicken broth
1/2cuptahini sesame seed paste
Juice of one lemonabout 1/4 cup
salt and pepper to taste
1/4cupextra virgin olive oil
dash of paprika powderfor garnish
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to boil. Whisk the garbanzo bean flour into the boiling water (don't worry if it gets a little clumpy). Cook on medium-high heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook another 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Let cool.
Transfer the garbanzo bean paste into the bowl of a food processor, pitcher of a blender, or a large bowl if using an immersion blender. Add the garlic, broth, tahini, lemon juice, and tabasco sauce. Blend or purée until smooth.
Mix in the cumin, dill, salt, and pepper. Slowly add the olive oil while blending/processing/immersing until it's blended well. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more broth or olive oil.
Scrape into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let set for at least an hour, then give it a taste. Add more lemon juice, salt, pepper, or herbs as desired.
When serving, spoon onto a small plate, drizzle with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with paprika... 'cause that's how they do it at Pita Inn.