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Hummus

Hummus with pita chips is my go-to snack (anyone else?). Until recently, I lived off the storebought variety, with my homemade hummus never being up to snuff with the likes of Sabra.

I have made incredible inroads with my homemade hummus though, and while laziness still dictates a diet of storebought hummus, I finally have a recipe that's up to par.

The main revelation in hummus-making was using homemade tahini. This delivers a nuttiness that's hard to match and an added texture that distinguishes it from its pre-packaged brethren.

A food processor makes quick work of chopping the chickpeas and garlic, then getting a fairly smooth dip when the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt are added.

It's so simple and fast that I can see this turning into some serious hummus experimentation. What's your favorite hummus combo?

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

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