This is really just regular hummus but with a festive name for our Halloween Party. Garlic = Vampires.... get it? Once you have had homemade hummus, you really can't go back to the store-bought varieties. The ingredients are fairly simple and once you have them at your disposal, you will be able to make homemade hummus anytime you wish! This recipe is made with dried garbanzo beans but if you are short on time, you can use 2 cans of garbanzo beans. Just save the juice from one can and use it in the recipe below.
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plain old hummus with a festive name
2 cups of dried garbanzo beans
2 tablespoons of tahini
5 cloves of garlic
1 lemon, juiced
salt, to taste
olive oil for garnish
aleppo pepper, for garnish (optional)
Let the dried beans soak in water for at least 1-3 hours, overnight is best. Boil beans for 45 minutes to an hour or until soft. The longer you soak them, the less you have to cook them. Reserve 2 cups of the boiling liquid, set aside. Drain the beans. Add beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and about 1 tablespoon of salt to food processor. Pulverize until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Taste for salt and add if needed. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of aleppo pepper. Have a tray of fresh veggies and a bowl of pita chips available for dipping.