I love hummus but I wanted a recipe without adding too much tahini. So I used to make hummus without adding tahini but it used to be thick and dryish. This issue was resolved when I came across Rip Esselstyn's Engine 2 Diet recipe for hummus. [ I watched it on a DVD] Rip advises of using a can of garbanzo beans along with its liquid and grind it to make hummus. I followed that method and added my own twists to make this Cilantro Hummus. [ I have also made Curry Hummus, Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus, Sun-Dried tomato hummus using the same method]
This hummus also goes well with sliced bread to make sandwiches or even with dosa and idli if you like.
Inspired by Rip Esselstyn's Hummus Recipe
1 can organic garbanzo beans
salt to taste
1 cup cilantro
2-3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 lemon, freshly squeezed or as needed
2 green chilies (optional)
1. Grind all the ingredients together.
2. Serve as an accompaniment with pita or as a spread/dip with dosa, idli, sliced bread etc.
1. You can use the same basic recipe and instead of cilantro, add mint, roasted bell pepper, curry powder, sun dried tomato etc to make variations.
Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn