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Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

By: Shannon Beeghley, LPN, NS, CHHC

1 pint jar home-canned garbanzo beans (or use 1 store bought 16oz can)
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup tahini
1/2 teaspooon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 cup olive oil

Drain the beans; setting aside the juice for later (it is about 1/2 cup). Pull all other ingredients in a blender and process on HIGH. Slowly add in the preserved juice and scrape the sides to blend it all together. Blend until smooth or desired consistency. Refrigerate. Eat with salty chips, as a dip with cut up vegetables, on pita bread (Israeli style!) or as a mayonnaise in chicken salad etc. Many different uses!!
Refrigerate any leftovers.

Yield: about 3 cups

Note: Tahini is ground sesame seeds. It can be found at Kroger in the organic section.

Big Summer Mix Salad

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Yields: 2 people

1/2 bunch spinach (or any favorite greens)
10 garlic stuffed green olives
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 small yellow onion
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 jalapeno pepper
1/2 cucumber

2 tablespoons tahini
Juice of 1 lime
2 pinches cayenne pepper

1. Wash and dry all veggies.
2. Finely chop all veggies, olives and nuts and place in a large bowl.
3. Mix dressing ingredients together with a fork in a small bowl.
4. Add dressing to vegetables, toss well and enjoy.