Kicked Up Hummus


by Katie of:
dishinanddishes.com

INGREDIENTS:
1 (29 oz) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
2 cloves garlic
2 chipotle peppers (and 1 T. of the sauce from the chipotle and adobo can)
1/2 c. cilantro
1/2 c. tahini
1/4 c. lime juice (usually one large lime)
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/4-1/2 c. olive oil (to desired consistency)

DIRECTIONS:

Put all but the olive oil in your food processor and pulse it just until all the garbanzo beans start to process up and the cilantro is mixing in nicely.  Then, turn your processor on and drizzle about 1/4 cup of olive oil through the top feeder spout into the bean mixture.  When the consistency is correct, it should be, like I mentioned before, like natural peanut butter.

I eat this on whole wheat or whole grain pita bread, cut into triangular wedges.  Toast or warm them up briefly.  Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil over the hummus and dot it with some Sambal Oleek (a ground chili paste found on the Asian aisle at your market).

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