What’s For Dinner?
Hummus - from Grapes & Beans in Clayton
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
From the menu of . . . Grapes & Beans
42 E. Savannah St., Clayton
Q: I have found the best hummus in Georgia, but the restaurant is too far from Atlanta to just pop in and get some. If you could get the recipe from Grapes & Beans in downtown Clayton, it would be a great day for all, especially vegetarians.
-- Kymberly Chereck, Atlanta
A: Melissa Smart, a cook at Grapes & Beans, gladly provides the recipe, with the understanding that at this point it is in her head. She, like many cooks, visually measures and tastes to adjust seasonings instead of precisely following a specific recipe. Grapes & Beans' version of hummus has chopped parsley, which adds a bit of greenery to this classic Middle Eastern fare.
Hands on time: 15 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Serves: 16
3 to 4 garlic cloves
1/2 cup parsley
2 (19-ounce cans) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cumin, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
Dash curry, or to taste