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Hummus, Revisited 
 
Apr. 5, 2010 7:39 pm 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2010 9:24 am
 
Any recipe worth making twice in 8 days is worth blogging.
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Move over Red Betty:
This is a job for Great White!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
Some of the ingredients: Tahini and Roasted Red peppers. You can't make red pepper hummus without the roasted red peppers. It just wouldn't be the same.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A little seasoning - cumin, cayenne, and salt.
 
 

 
 
 
The star of the show: Chick Peas, aka: Garbanzo Beans. I wonder why they have two names? Are they peas? Beans? Oh well, they're tasty.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
From the produce department, a lemon and some garlic (just one clove, but the whole bulb is prettier.)
 
 

 
 
 
Parsley, for garnishing. I grow this in my kitchen, but it REALLY wants to go outside and play.

 
 

 
 
 
 
This stuff is so simple to make, I'm actually disappointed that I took so long to make it - even more so since I've had the blasted jar of Tahini sitting around for a good year.
 
Start tossing the ingredients into the food processor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I chopped up the peppers, mainly because I wanted a nice sliver for the garnish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toss those in, too.
 
 
 
 
Toss those in, too.
 
 
 
 
Toss those in, too.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hate mincing garlic, so I don't I use my zester. It makes a great paste, and you NEVER get a big chunk of raw garlic in anything.
 
 
 
I hate mincing garlic, so I don't I use my zester. It makes a great paste, and you NEVER get a big chunk of raw garlic in anything.
 

 
 
 
 
Tahini. I know, it doesn't look very appetizing, but it's a key ingredient in pretty much every hummus recipe I've ever seen.
 
 
Tahini. I know, it doesn't look very appetizing, but it's a key ingredient in pretty much every hummus recipe I've ever seen.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spices - okay, this is purely for effect - I like the way they look in the prep bowl. I'm a foodie, what can I say?
 
 
 
Spices - okay, this is purely for effect - I like the way they look in the prep bowl. I'm a foodie, what can I say?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Into the bowl.
 
 
 
 
 
Into the bowl.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The lemon juice goes in here, too.
 
 
 
The lemon juice goes in here, too.
 
 
 
 
Every time I see this thing in action, I'm so glad it's got the safety feature: it won't work unless the lid is locked on. This first shot took just a few seconds after hitting the "ON" button.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After about 30 seconds, scrape down the sides of the bowl. I also add some of the liquid from the roasted red peppers. It makes the consistency smoother. The recipe doesn't actually say whether to add the liquid or not.
 
 
 
 
 
After about 30 seconds, scrape down the sides of the bowl. I also add some of the liquid from the roasted red peppers. It makes the consistency smoother. The recipe doesn't actually say whether to add the liquid or not.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Almost done...
 
 
 
Almost done...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished! It's supposed to sit in the fridge for a bit - I guess that lets the flavors meld. I'm never that patient. It's just too good!
 
 
 
Thanks for dropping by!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Comments
Apr. 5, 2010 7:48 pm
Mmmm, I love love love hummus. I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks for highlighting it!!
 
Apr. 5, 2010 8:07 pm
Yummy! Thank you! Where can I buy tahini?
 
Apr. 5, 2010 8:18 pm
Tahini is available in most larger grocery stores. I believe it was in the ethnic foods aisle in mine, but I bought it so long ago I can't remember for certain. I'd ask at the service desk - they should know (unless you're in a WalMart, where many clerks are generally clueless IMO.) :)
 
Apr. 5, 2010 8:28 pm
Thank you so much! I think I am going to try this this week:)
 
Apr. 5, 2010 10:01 pm
Arrghhh! I just spent 10 minutes trying to re-format this blog entry. I have no idea why it's showing many of my captions TWICE, but I just removed them only to find them back AGAIN. AR is truly wonky tonight.
 
Apr. 6, 2010 6:02 am
Gorgeous photos! I can't find tahini here so I sub peanut butter-tastes great!
 
400luv 
Apr. 6, 2010 6:25 am
Wow, I'm drooling right now. Great blog! Roasted red pepper hommus is my absolute favorite.
 
Apr. 6, 2010 7:19 am
Nice Pam! Saw the remark about the FP having to be locked before it works. I evidently missed that instruction when I got my new one. I'm trying to turn it on and nothing happens. The bowl has to lock, the lid has to lock and then there is a lock on the feeder tube. LOL, finally figured it all out. Love roasted red peppers.
 
Apr. 6, 2010 7:53 am
I inherited a FP and don't use it much, but this looks so good I think I will dust it off and try it this weekend.
 
Apr. 6, 2010 8:15 am
The funny thing is that my husband was just asking me exactly what hummus was and we started talking about it this weekend! I told him that I love it but I've never made it. Now I've got a foolproof recipe to try. Thanks!!
 
Apr. 6, 2010 10:52 am
I was going to ask you if there was an echo in the room.........but, I see.....looks great and I love this recipe. Did you end up making this one for the kids at school? And how did they like it?
 
Apr. 6, 2010 1:17 pm
Yum looks great Pam!!!
 
Apr. 7, 2010 5:32 am
Avon, I'm planning to make a less spicy recipe for the kids at school. I'll probably do it next week.
 
Apr. 9, 2010 8:22 am
Pam, That s looks real yummy! I've been drooling over the idea of making hummus but i keep chickening out cause i dont have one of those grinding machines! anyways-great job...and thanks to0
 
 
 
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