Healthy Homemade Humus:
4 cups garbanzo beans cooked in can with juice
5 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon Tahini (sesame paste)
¼ tablespoon onion powder
¼ tablespoon garlic powder
½ tablespoon cumin
½ Tablespoon turmeric (skip it if you can't find it!)
¼ tablespoon black pepper
½ -1 fresh lemon juice
Pinch cayenne pepper
Strain beans and set juice aside. In food processor, place garlic and beans with splash of bean juice to help the food processor turn and to get "paste or dip-like" consistency. Add all of the remaining ingredients and continue to pulse the food processor until smooth or desired texture. Serve with warm pita bread or pita chips. Also is a great healthy flavorful addition to a salad, fish, or poultry dish!
Executive Chef Meghan Gill
202 Market Restaurant
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