Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Mmh, hummus.

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I love hummus. It's tasty, easy to make, healthy and it makes a nice "while I'm making my actual dinner" snack. My favorite kind is sold at Trader Joe's, I forget the brand but I particularly like the roasted garlic and olive flavors. I realized at about $4 a container, it was much more economical to make my own. My first attempt was disastrous, I used bulk dried chick peas and didn't cook them for long enough and my blender was horribly outdated and I ended up with a chunk, hard and disgusting mass.
Here's my latest recipe, I have a lovely new food processor which makes the job easier, in addition to using canned chick peas.

1 can (15oz) chick peas
3 large cloves of roasted garlic
Juice of 1 lemon (give or take depending on amount of juice)
2 tablespoons of tahini
1 and 1/2 extra virgin olive oil
That's the basic recipe, I like the flavor of roasted garlic better then fresh, I find it blends in better and doesn't over power the hummus.
I made two variations...
Variation #1 = 1/2 can (about 7-8) artichoke hearts
Variation #2 = 1/2 tsp of chipotle powder

My pre-dinner snack...
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Yay to my first posting!

1 comment:

Jesse said...

Oh my lord! This sounds delicious! I must try it at once.