An exclaimation mark is needed on Hummus! I have been considering making my own hummus for ages now. I went to the store to buy Tahini, but couldn't find it, then forgot, so I made this recipe up after looking at 5 different recipes for hummus all over the place. I'll likely try adding tahini when I find some.
1 can chickpeas, researve at least 1/2 of the liquid
a few shakes sesame seeds
a few shakes Essence (1-2 tsp likely) see way back to stroganof recipe for Essence recipe
a few turns of the salt and pepper grinders
3 T lemon juice
2 T chili olive oil
Unfortunately for me, when I made this recipe I didn't measure what i was doing, I went by feel. So the above is as close as I can come to accurate. I put the top 5 ingredients in a flat bottomed bowl and blended them until smooth smooth smooth. Then I added the 2 T oil and continued to blend (with my immersion blender). You could also put them in the regular blender. Add oil last.
Would I make this again? Heck Yes! Delish!! Pleasantly spicy with the Essence and the chili olive oil, the sesame flavor from the seeds I added is nice, but some good tahini would really add to the recipe, I think. I will post an update next time I make it to tell how it is w/ tahini. I think I'll try a black bean variation next.