Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Hummus Night

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Tonight was a night for making hummus. I have a fun and exciting new recipe that calls for it that I'm making tomorrow. And of course I waited until the last minute to make it. :) I made both a plain hummus and a roasted red pepper spicy hummus!

The thing with hummus is that the flavors you can make are endless. So if you know how to make a basic hummus, you can adjust it from there. Don't be scared, hummus is actually pretty easy. And a lot of it is your own taste. These are suggestions for amounts, but play with it and add/subtract to make it how you want it.

Basic Hummus

1 Can Chick Peas (mine are usually 16 oz)
2 Tablespoons Tahini
4 Cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tablespoon Cumin
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons water

Mix all of the ingredients together in your food processor and blend very well. Depending on how good your food processor is, this could take a few minutes. If you want the hummus to be thinner, then add a little more water. Now, it's ready to eat.

Now, for the next recipe. As you'll notice, other than adding ingredients, the only difference is in the amount of liquids and garlic. For a basic hummus I add more garlic to give it extra flavor. Also, when you're using something (such as roasted red peppers), they contain a lot of liquid within them and so you don't need to add as much liquid to the hummus mixture. Okay, here we go.

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

1 Can Chick Peas
3/4 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes (as I've said before, we like hot! Use less if you don't or none!)
2 Tablespoons Tahini 
2 Cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon Cumin
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Roasted Red Peppers (there are only two in the jars that I buy)
Put all of the ingredients into your food processor and (like above), process until very smooth. 

Check your consistency and if you're happy with it then you're ready to go! Enjoy!

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  1. I think you left out the chick peas in your hummus recipe. also on the Tasty Kitchen recipe.

    1. Ha ha ha! :) Thank you, that is what I get for always doing things late at night. And while half paying attention!


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