Smoky Savory Hummus & Veggies
14 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
¼ cup reserved broth from chickpeas
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 medium lemon
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
pinch black pepper
¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
¼ cup tahini
½ teaspoon smoky paprika
In a small bowl combine lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Place drained chickpeas/garbanzo beans in a blender or food processor, remember to reserve the broth. Pour ¼ cup of the reserved broth and the lemon mixture into the blender. Pulse until you have a smooth thick paste. If needed, add extra broth or water to the blender to achieve the consistency needed. Taste and adjust spices if necessary. Pour the hummus into a serving dish. Sprinkle paprika, smoked paprika or other spices on top.
Good to Know:
This can be made without a blender or food processor. Just use a fork to mash the chickpeas. If you add some of the lemon juice, it will help break down the chickpeas faster. Once you have the chickpeas mashed, add all other ingredients and stir.