Hummus is a creamy Middle Eastern spread made with garbanzo beans that is both versatile and healthy. It is most often used as a dip with pita chips or vegetables, but can also be spread on a sandwich in place of mustard and mayonnaise. It can be used to dress a salad, or a bowl of pasta. Once you master the basic recipe, it is easy to customize it to your own taste by substituting different beans, such as white beans, or adding different flavors and textures, such as sun dried tomatoes, olives, fresh herbs and even bacon crumbles. Use your imagination and get creative!
Covered tightly in the refrigerator, hummus will keep well for up to two weeks.
* Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. It is usually found near the nut butters or cooking oils or in the natural/health food section of the grocery and can be rather expensive. If you prefer to make your hummus without tahini try substituting 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt in it's place.
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