Rosemary and Garlic Hummus

This is a classic take on a basic hummus. It is different in the fact that it is cooked to intensify the flavors. Blend it with a hand held mixer or a blender and serve as a side dish. Optionally serve it as an appetizer or condiment warm or chilled. If chilling, keep in mind that it requires time to cool, about an hour in the fridge.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic minced about 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary stems removed
1 – 16 oz. can of garbanzo beans do not drain
1 – 6 oz. bag of baked pita chips lightly salted

Technique

In a medium pot add olive oil and sauté garlic and rosemary over medium heat until fragrant about 1 minute. Add garbanzo beans and its liquid. Bring to a boil and reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes to blend flavors. Remove from heat. Using a hand held mixer or blender combine all ingredients and puree to a smooth consistency. Remove from blender and place in a bowl to serve as a side dish or chill and serve as an appetizer. Allow to cool for about an hour. Remove from fridge and spoon into a serving dish. Serve it with baked pita chips or as a side for grilled chicken, shish kebabs or grilled vegetables. If serving as an appetizer, serve kalamata olives in a separate dish. They are a great pairing for an appetizer.

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