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I LOVE this Greek restaurant. It is absolutely delicious. And they let you dance on the tables. I’m not kidding, but don’t worry, it is good clean fun.

Well they have really good hummus and one day I asked how they made it. Chick peas, olive oil and garlic. Sounded pretty easy so I have been experimenting every since.

Hummus is great because I can change the flavors each time I make it. What can I say, I like variety. And sometimes it just depends on what is in the house. It is even better because it is healthy. Not to mention yummy!

So tonight, these are the ingredients I used.

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First I opened the chick peas (aka garbanzo beans), drained them and put them in the food processor.

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I love my food processor by the way. It was recently gifted to me by someone who got a new one. I didn’t have one and this has made cooking so much easier.

Add a little less than ½ cup olive oil. Start light then add more later if needed. You want enough that everything will blend but you don’t want it to soupy when you are done.

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Now comes the flavor. I started by roughly chopping half a large red pepper and added it to the food processor.

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Onion next. About a quarter of a large onion. You may want to use a little less if you are concerned about how your breath is going to smell afterwards.

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Mmmmm, and garlic. I love garlic. I was pretty good though and only used 2 cloves.

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I love my garlic mincer too:

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The first time I used 3 cloves and the garlic was a bit overwhelming. Granted, I only used one can of chick peas instead of two but who is counting. Now you let the food processor do its thing. Once it is all well “processed”, give it a taste test. I decided to add some salt and pepper. Then give it another whirl.

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Now it is time to snack! Serve it up with crackers or pita bread or whatever else you want to dip in it. I usually make a larger batch and break it up into smaller containers to take to work.

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Enjoy!

Hummus

INGREDIENTS:
2 cans chick peas (garbanzo beans)
½ cup olive oil
½ large red bell pepper
½ large yellow onion
2 garlic cloves
Salt and pepper to taste.

PREPARATION:
Drain chick peas and put into food processor. Add a little less than ½ cup olive oil. Can add more if needed. Add roughly chopped bell pepper, chopped onion, minced garlic to chick peas. Combine well in food processor until mixture in combined evenly. Add salt and pepper to taste and run through food processor one more time to mix.

Serve with crackers, pita bread, veggies, or whatever else sounds good to you.

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