i'm not usually a huge fan of hummus -
the texture sort of freaks me out.
but i love lemon & i'm a big fan of basil ...
plus this recipe came directly from the skinny girl herself,
so i knew i needed to try.
turns out - its yummy!
1 can (about 15 ounces) of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1/2 c loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1 clove garlic peeled (or 1 tsp of jarred stuff)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. soy sauce
crackers (i used Stacy's Pita Chips - yum!)
a food processor
before we begin:
do not! i repeat, do not! drain the water in the can of chickpeas down the drain.
not that i did that or anything.
drain the can of chickpeas into a bowl
& reserve 1 tbsp of the liquid.
rinse the chickpeas under cold water in a colander.
place chickpeas, reserved liquid, basil, garlic, lemon juice, oil,
black pepper & soy sauce all into a food processor.
cover & process until the mixture of smooth.
serve with the crackers for dipping.