Do you have family recipes? The kind that are passed down from generation to generation, sometimes getting tweaked here and there, but rarely because great-great-grandma really knew what she was doing? I love those. There's just something heart (and stomach) warming about them. Generations of food knowledge passed down and down.
My family has a few of those, though I don't know if any are quite that old, except maybe the Christmas pudding - which I have yet to acquire a taste for. This hummus is one of them. This is what I like to think of as a New Family Recipe, it hasn't gone through generations of approval, but my mum, my sister and I all make this frequently within our own homes.
From my family to yours, enjoy!
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup tahini
1 19oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (reserve some of the water)
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp chickpea water
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix until well blended and you reach desired consistency - If it's too dry, add and extra Tbsp of chickpea water