Mmm… Food


Why you should never buy hummus again!
September 9, 2008, 3:17 pm
Filed under: Cooking

It’s just that easy to make! Toss everything into a food processor and let it go for a minute.  Voila! Instant hummus!!

Your basic musts include:
Chickpeas
Tahini
Olive Oil
Garlic
Lemon Juice
Salt

Your basic amounts differ from recipe to recipe, but a basic starting point is 1 can Chickpeas, 2 TB Tahini, 2TB Olive Oil, 3 Cloves of Garlic, 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice and Salt to Taste, and then adjust as your tastebuds demand.

There are a ton of different recipes out there, and many variations on the basic one above. Every celebrity chef seems to have one, Martha Stewart’s Garlicky Hummus, Rachel Ray’s Roasted Red Pepper, Alton Brown’s Turbo Hummus which uses Peanut Butter instead of Tahini, and Bobby Flay’s White Bean Hummus. I made a batch last nite that added a little kick to it by adding in cumin and ground red pepper to the mix. My mother is a fan of cilantro hummus, which can be done by just adding fresh Cilantro to the mix.   But you have plenty of options. 

And don’t think that hummus is only a dip. I used part of the batch I made last nite as the base spread for these sandwiches that also included eggplant, sundried tomatoes and spinach on a toasted baguette. Mmm… Tasty!!!

Eggplant Baguette Sandwich with Hummus

Eggplant Baguette Sandwich with Hummus

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You wouldn’t think you’d have to tell readers this, but make sure the chickpeas are cooked. Dried garbanzo beans that have been soaked look an awful lot like cooked beans! heh heh. The recipe tastes great when they are cooked. 🙂

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