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Traditional Hummus + Rustic Herb Crackers

Traditional Hummus + Rustic Herb Crackers | The Gray Boxwood

Traditional Hummus + Rustic Herb Crackers | The Gray Boxwood

Hummus is everywhere and I think you can find just about every flavor too. I have always loved hummus and after I started making my own, I never buy it anymore (unless of course, I find some flavor that is just utterly unique). You can make the flavor whatever you want or leave it plain. Honestly, it is extremely easy and super satisfying. This recipe makes a large amount but it freezes well so I portion it into small containers and freeze it. You can just pull one out whenever you’re in the mood, which for me is all the time. And yes, I know crackers sound like way too much work, but these are seriously so easy and just a fun vehicle for the hummus-eating-frenzy.

Traditional Hummus
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Ingredients
  1. 16 ounces dried chickpeas
  2. 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons salt, separated
  3. 2 teaspoons baking soda, separated
  4. 3 bay leaves
  5. 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  6. 1 head garlic
  7. 1/4 cup tahini
  8. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  9. 4 cloves garlic
  10. 1-2 teaspoons salt
  11. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  12. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  13. 1/4 cup olive oil
  14. 1 cup chickpea cooking liquid
Instructions
  1. Using an 8 quart stock pot, place together dried chickpeas, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Cover with water and let stand at room temperature 8-10 hours. Rinse and drain chickpeas.
  2. Return chickpeas to kettle and add 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, bay leaves, and garlic. Cover with 8 cups of water.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a medium simmer. Continue to simmer until chickpeas are completely tender and the outer skin has separated, 1 1/2-2 hours.
  4. Drain chickpeas, reserving cooking liquid, and discard the bay leaves and onion.
  5. Combine drained chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika and 1 cup cooking liquid in a high powdered blender or food processor. Process until smooth, 2 minutes.
  6. With processor running, drizzle in olive oil. Check hummus for consistency, adding more cooking liquid to thin. The hummus will solidify as it sits so it is better to add more cooking liquid than expected.
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Obviously hummus is good with, well anything, but you can also make these simple rustic crackers!

Rustic Herb Crackers
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  3. 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  4. 1 tablespoon rosemary
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon sugar
  7. 1/2 cup water
  8. 2 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix together the flours, wheat germ rosemary, salt and sugar.
  3. With mixer running, add water and oil in a slow stream until the dough forms a ball. Cover and let dough rest 5 minutes.
  4. Cut dough in half and roll out on a lightly floured surface until paper thin, less than 1/8 inch thick.
  5. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 5-10 minutes. The edges will become dark brown and the center light brown.
  6. Remove from oven and roughly break into pieces.
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Traditional Hummus + Rustic Herb Crackers | The Gray Boxwood

Traditional Hummus + Rustic Herb Crackers | The Gray Boxwood

Traditional Hummus + Rustic Herb Crackers | The Gray Boxwood

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