To Serve: Place Hummus in the centre of the table, allow guests to dip sections of warm nann, rice crackers, vegetables, or tortillas in the hummus for a delicious appetizer with an exotic flavour.

Hummus Ingredients:
1 400ml can rinsed chickpeas or butterbeans
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves crushed garlic
pinch cumin
1 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
¼ small onion, diced
3 tbsp olive oil

Place all ingredients in a food processor, blend until desired texture, serve or refrigerate. If mixture seems dry while processing, add a bit of water until it reaches a smooth consistency.

Jalapeno and Cilantro, use 1 small jalapeno pepper and 1 ½ cups of fresh chopped cilantro

Vegetable: use 1 cup of finely chopped carrots, cucumber, red pepper, and parsley

Spicy: add ½ cup diced red pepper, pinch of paprika, pinch of cayenne, 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper, ½ tsp fresh ground chile peppers.

Cucumber Dill, add 3 tbsp fresh chopped dill, ½ cup chopped cucumber

black Olive: add ¼ cup pitted and diced black or kalamata olives

Or…mix it up, add your favorite herbs, spices, vegetables and sauces.

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