HUMMUS WITH CRUNCHY VEGETABLES
Yields about 2 cups hummus Hummus is made of chickpeas and this makes it a great vegetarian source of protein. Make a batch of this and enjoy with cut bell peppers, cucumbers and carrots. Works great as an evening snack.
1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in cold water 1/3 cup tahini 1 tsp minced garlic juice of one lemon 2 tbsp water 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp salt Hot smoked paprika for sprinkling Extra olive oil for sprinkling Pita bread for scooping
Drain the water from your chickpeas that have been soaking overnight. Fill the
pot with fresh water (about oneinch over the chickpeas) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for an hour, until tender. Drain and set aside. Combine the cooked chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, water, olive oil and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth. Spread hummus in a big bowl and sprinkle with hot paprika and drizzle with olive oil.