Oh yeah, I also went to IKEA with Hubby, and he didn't once ask "are you done yet?". Seriously, could the weekend have been any better? No, I don't think so. Well, maybe if we won the Lotto Max, but, hey, you can't win 'em all.
Hummus is one of my favourite things, especially when made with a whole head of roasted garlic. That's right, a whole head!
I started with a basic recipe for hummus, but I changed it a lot to suit my
- An ENTIRE head of garlic (or less, if you're not a garlic freak like I am)
- 2.5 cups canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
- Juice of 1.5 lemons
- 1/4 cup roasted tahini
- 1/4 cup water, plus more as needed
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Place beans, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, water, olive oil, and a big pinch of salt in a food processor fitted with a blade attachment and process until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, pulse in more water, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. Taste, adding more salt and lemon juice as needed. To serve, place in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Eat with pita bread or veggies.
PS: I know that an entire head of garlic seems like a lot for this recipe, but it's honestly not too "garlic-y". I didn't intend to use the entire head, but I kept adding a little bit until it suited my taste, and I just so happened to use the entire thing.
PPS: Even though tahini sounds exotic, it's generally readily available at your local grocery store - I bought my jar at Safeway (in the peanut butter aisle).