Hummus Spread

1 cup cooked chickpeas (canned is okay)
2 ½ tablespoons all natural tahini (sesame paste)
1 teaspoon salt
Juice of 1 medium lemon
1-2 cloves garlic, or to taste
Approximately ¼ cup filtered water, as needed
1 tablespoon fresh, chopped parsley
Fresh ground pepper

Whirl the first five ingredients in a food processor or blender. Slowly add the ¼ cup water (or more or less), depending upon desired thickness. Stir in the chopped parsley, and add the ground pepper to taste. Good with rice crackers.

TIP: You can also stir in other additions, like a few tablespoons of chopped roasted red bell peppers, chopped olives, cooked, cubed eggplant, etc.

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