Hummus

 

Smack-It Hummus

(Plant based, No fat - Esselstyn - option)

?Ingredients:

1-2 cloves garlic?1 can (or 1 1/2 cups) cooked chickpeas, drained?1/8 cup lemon juice?cooking liquid from beans (or water)?1 teaspoon tahini (sesame paste) - If you want to make it truly fat-free, omit the tahini and increase the seasonings. ?1/4 teaspoon cumin?1/4 teaspoon paprika?a few sprigs fresh parsley?sumac (optional)

PepperSmack™ pepper paste, coarse pepper or pepper dust (the size of the smack depends on your heat tolerance.)  Also, this can be added after the chili is prepared.

Directions:

Chop the garlic in a food processor. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice and PepperSmack™ and begin processing.  If needed, add 1/4 cup bean cooking liquid or water, just enough so that the chickpeas become a smooth paste. Continue processing as you add the remaining ingredients. Put into a dish, sprinkle with extra PepperSmack™ coarse pepper or pepper dust, garnish with parsley, and serve. Or, for best flavor, allow the flavors to mingle for a while before serving.  For variations, use black olives, green olive, hickory smoke, or broccoli in mixture.  Serve as a dip, a sandwich filling or as a topping for a salad.  Of course, additional PepperSmack™ pepper paste can be plopped on top or along side hummus.
ENJOY!