Orange Hummus

This has become one of the staple foods at our house especially during the busy summer months. Our favorite way to eat it is to split pita bread open so that you have two thin round pieces. Spread these with the Orange Hummus, place a long cucumber spear over this and wrap the pita into a roll. YUUUMMM! And so good for you!

2 cans chick peas, drained

1/4 tsp. each of ground curry powder, ground coriander, ginger, ground mustard, turmeric and paprika

1/2 cup orange juice (or a whole orange peeled)

1/4 cup tahini

1 1/2 tsp. salt

3 - 4 tbsp. lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)

3 cloves garlic, crushed

3 scallions, finely minced

3 sprigs fresh parsley

1 - 2 tbsp. tamari sauce


Combine all of the above in food processor. Process until it reaches the consistency of a smooth paste. Chill overnight to allow flavors to blend.

Serve with pita or crackers.