Monday, June 6, 2011

Homemade Hummus


Yesterday I had a strong desire to make hummus. So I did. I learned that tahini is hard to find in a grocery store (hint: look in the peanut-butter isle) and kind of expensive, thus I was aggravated that I only needed two tablespoons of it. Maybe I'll make Goddess dressing, or something...

I used this recipe, and I have to say that I will probably not use it again, as it didn't give me the creamy consistency that I desired, and I could have used more garlic. Just sayin. But other than those issues, it turned out very well!
(Oh and I also didn't do any orange and lemon zest as it was a garnish and I think garnishes are dumb when it's just me around).

4 comments :

renewyorkairs said...

You should ask Sarah for her mom's hummus recipe. it is DELICIOUS.

clementimes said...

You know what can help hummus get that awesome creaminess? Warm water. Add a few tblsp's at a time. It makes all the difference. Some people also use baking soda.

aneisa said...

i have a really great hummus recipe from my sito (grandma) from the old country (Lebanon) if you ever feel like making it again :)

dev said...

Allie! I never comment on blogs, but I thought that I could help you use up all that expensive tahini with a couple recipes that I LOVE.
1)http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/ten-minute-tasty-asparagus-and-brown-rice-recipe.html
Heidi always knows how to use up those slightly obscure ingredients.
2)http://sproutedkitchen.com/?p=1635
I have not made these yet, but I plan to this weekend. Sounds so delicious though, right?
Also, I always use Mark Bittman's hummus recipe and have never been disappointed.
Yum!