I am a fan of this hummus recipe on Epicurious. However, this makes a monstrously huge amount (and, in my opinion, doesn’t call for enough olive oil or garlic), so I like to adjust the proportions:

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans TJ’s organic chick-peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup well stirred tahini
  • 1/8 cup fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted lightly

This is still rather large, but is easily cut in half if one desires.

Yummy Tahini SauceTonight I discovered an even easier way to make this, using “Tahini Sauce”. This is also found at my favorite store, TJ’s. The sauce already contains tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil (note that the sauce is pretty yummy on its own too, although I prefer hummus). You’ll still need to add a bit more of each of those ingredients yourself to get the taste just right. Here’s what I used tonight:

  • 3 tablespoons Tahini Sauce
  • 1 can TJ’s organic chick-peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cloves of garlic

This came out pretty good, and was a reasonable amount for 2 people to actually finish in a few days. :)

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  1. TJ’s has some awesome hummus. I especially enjoy the spicy variety. I cannot wait to drive down to the bay area and stock up on this stuff. Life without Trader Joe’s is possible, just not as much fun.

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