Thursday, February 14, 2013

Homemade Hummus #3 & #4

I made hummus again this weekend (surprise, surprise) and it was quickly consumed by Monday morning. I was going to take a picture of it and blog about the recipe but I ate before I remembered I shouldn't just yet.

It was red, if that helps, and was made of this:
- 1 can garbonzo beans, drained (drain the water into a measuring cup!)
- 1/2 roasted red pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup Tahini
- 1 heaping tsp crushed garlic (or 2-3 minced cloves)
- 1 generous tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt (then to taste)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice

I'm not an "omg must have" fan of red pepper, but it's a popular flavor and I will admit this hummus was delicious. It wasn't my favorite flavor to date, though, and so Sunday night I made another batch, with this inside of it:

Ingredients:
- 1 can garbonzo beans, drained (drain the water into a measuring cup!)
- splash of water from garbonzo bean can
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup Tahini
- 2 tsp crushed garlic (or ~4 minced cloves)
- 1.5 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp lemon juice

Instead of using water to cut this batch, I used lemon juice. Much better. Warmed some pita bread and this batch was gone!