I have been making party food lately. I don’t know why. I made salsa a few nights ago and today I made hummus. I know you put hummus on pita bread. But being gluten free means no wheat at all. So I tried the (DELICIOUS) hummus on the tortillas and OMG who needs pita bread? One day I’ll make the nachos myself too.

Well this hummus was so much easier to make than I thought. It took long to prepare but it was mostly soaking the dry beans in water. Recipe is adapted from Food.com

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The recipe I made was for a 5 oz container. If you’re making it for a large party, double it.

6 oz dried garbanzo beans, soaked in filtered water overnight
2 tbsp sesame seeds & 1 tbsp high quality olive oil (tahini sauce)
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
3-4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tsp salt, (to taste)
1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional) I didn’t use thisDirections:1 Bring chickpeas to boiling then simmer with some salt about 1/2 hour until tender.
2 Drain chickpeas. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
3 Process all ingredients in blender or food processor according to the size/capability of your equipment.
4 Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. (If you need more garlic return a half batch to the blender, process it smooth, and stir back into the rest).
5 Pack in freezer containers of an appropriate size for your household. (This recipe only makes about 5 oz of hummus. So you might not need to freeze any)
6 Tip — This makes a nice hostess gift when attractively packaged.
7 Tip — Tahini often separates in the can or jar. Rather than trying to mix it in the can then measure it just put the whole can/jar into the blender, whip it up, and pour back the excess.

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