tahini recipes
Tahini:  ground sesame seeds

Happy New Year Everyone!  SO if you are anything like me, you’ve made your New Year’s Resolution and perhaps one resolution is t eat just a little healthier in the new year.  I absolutely love hummus, but last week in the grocery store, I noticed that most brand have quite a few artificial ingredients or added sugars.

Luckily I got a new food processor for Christmas, and I am going to put it to good use! 

2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
lemon juice to taste
1/2 cup tahini (ground sesame seeds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 clove of fresh garlic
Water (optional) – just enough to get the right consistency
Paprika to taste

Place all ingredients in your food processor and blend until smooth.
Enjoy with your favorite veggies or homemade pita chips.

Note: If your hummus is too thick, add either more lemon juice or a little water to loosen it up . I also sprinkle paprika on top!
(Makes 3 cups or 12 servings)

homemade hummus

Katy Ursta