Image by Frank Kendralla
You might ask, why should I make my own hummus when I can go to the local store and buy a large tub for around $7. First, I like to experiment with flavors without contending with the extra cost associated to it. Second, although I love good garlic in my humms, it does impact life outside the home. :-D Therefore, I reduce the amount of garlic normally called for in some recipies. Unless of course you can find the odorless garlic in your local store.
In this recipie, I reduced the amount of garlic and added a few other ingredients. I used roasted peppers that can be found in most local stores. I purchased a large jar from Costco. We love the taste of toasted sesame oil and used it to add a very unique taste to the hummus. It is amazing how fast and easy it is to make great tasting hummus. If you use a vita-mix, start on slow and gradually increase to the fastest speed and stop when everything is mixed to a fine consistency. On the blentec, I used the juice setting but experiment with one of the other settings if the consistency of the mix isn’t smooth enough. All total this took less than 10-15 minutes including the time to find everything in the pantry.
Below is the basic outline for the recipie. Modify according to what you enjoy.
2 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans, one drained and one with liquid
1-2 large roasted red peppers
1 - 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 clove garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
A whole bunch of love. :-D
I served this on a millet and flax flatbread with a few baby spinich leaves and slices of locally grown tomatoes. Wow! Is all I can say.
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