This easy to make hummus is from Short-Cut Vegan: Great Taste in No Time, on page 49.
If you are not a tahini fan (I am not a fan of it), hummus can be a disappointment. This has great flavor and pulls together in a matter of minutes, with a wonderful change in what you expect. Great on sandwiches too!
Italian Chickpea Spread
- 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), organic, ¼ cup liquid reserved
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning blend
- ½ tsp garlic, minced (1 clove)
- Salt to taste
Add everything but salt to a high-speed blender, such as a Vita-Mix. Process on high until creamy (a shy minute) tamping as needed. Season to taste with salt.
Before serving drizzle a little more oil on top and sprinkle more herbs on top. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.