Garlic and herb hummus

 Yesterday while watching The Kitchen on the food network channel, they had this interesting segment where they would ask if it is better to buy some foods at the store or make them at home.They tried a few things like salsa, barbecue sauce and the one that caught my eye was the home made hummus. I have always wanted to make this dish at home and after I saw how easy it was I knew I had to try it. 

Hummus originated from the middle east and is simply a food dip or spread made from mashed chickpeas mixed with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. This healthy dish makes a perfect dip for tortilla or pita chips, veggies and can be incorporated into meals in various ways.                        
1 can chick peas
1 can cannellini beans
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp fresh dill
1 tbsp cilantro
 2 tbsp olive oil 
salt and freshly ground pepper
Puree’ all ingredients in a large blender, add more olive oil if mixture is too thick. Store in a air tight container and refrigerate. Mine lasted for a little over a week.

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