The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

Friday Night Light

Posted in Uncategorized by Juliet on March 18, 2011

It’s staying lighter later, which means the kids love nothing more than tearing around the neighborhood on bikes and scooters. I have to drag them inside to eat, and a light, fresh meal refuels them to head back out for more end-of-day play.

This is my favorite tried-and-true hummus recipe. Yes, it has 2/3 cup lemon juice! It is very lemony. Here it is topped with sumac which adds an additional dimension of citrus tang. Scott brought home a bottle of Grossman Law Firm sangiovese (!) but I drank carmenere from Chile because I like the spiciness with Middle Eastern flavors.

Lemon Hummus (from December, 2002, Bon Appetit, serves 12)

* 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
* 1/2 tsp (or more) paprika
* 2 cans (ea. 15-16 oz) garbanzo beans, drained
* 2/3 c fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 c tahini
* 5 T olive oil
* 1/2 t ground cumin
* 1/2 t chili powder

With processor running, drop garlic through feed tube. Chop finely. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add 1/2 t paprika and next 6 ingredients; blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover; chill at least 1 hr and up to 1 day.

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