Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hummus bites

I like to make recipes as simple as possible with as few ingredients, but without compromising any of the flavor.

On top of that I like to find ways to warm up my favorite summer recipes for those chilly days of winter. This is what it looked like outside when I thought of this one.


This recipe is great cold as a hummus, but oh so yummy baked! They are full of flavor and definitely addictive. I dont have a photo of them because its hard to stop eating them long enough to snap a pick. Enjoy!

Inspired by Oh She Glows blog.

Baked Hummus Bites:

One can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1/4 cup Tahini
1/4 cup sesame seeds (optional but delicious)
3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 t ground cumin
1/3 c fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1/2 T salt

For Hummus:- Blend all ingredients until they are fully combined.
- Taste and adjust seasoning, but remember the flavor will be richer after its had a chance to sit in the fridge.
-If the consistency is too thick for your taste add water a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency. If you are going on to make hummus bites you will want the consistency thick.

For bites:- scoop out 1 T portions onto a pregreased pan or very lightly oiled piece of aluminum foil placed on a cookie sheet (you'll thank me at clean up time)
- bake at 350 for 30 minutes (flip halway through if you want both side browned)
- store in an air tight container (yeah right, like there will be any left)

To serve:- these are great served with hummus
- use it as the protein on a sandwich
- great appetizer served with crudite (sliced veggies for you americans no classy enough for crudite)

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