Hummus recipe for snacking and full meals on Meatless Monday

No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as incentive to join the growing movement, every week we're offering an animal-free recipe.

Hummus is awesome. It's one of those versatile spreads that can work on bagels for breakfast, in sandwiches for lunch, or with carrots or pita bread for a quick snack. (Honestly, we've never regretted putting hummus on anything.) And when you make your own hummus, you can make it just the way you like it: with the perfect consistency and flavor for your palate.

This basic recipe is meant to be modified to your taste. Too thick? Add more water or olive oil. Want a little more a kick? Add more cayenne. Experiment to get your perfect mixture.

You will need:

Two cans of garbanzo beans One or two green onions 1/3 cup tahini 1/3 cup olive oil 1 lemon 2 cloves garlic Cumin to taste Cayenne pepper to taste

1. Cut the onions into one-inch strips and peel the garlic. 2. Place the onion and garlic in a food processor and mix until well-chopped. Add the tahini, olive oil and juice from the lemon.
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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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