Friday’s Flavor – I Love Hummus
I could eat Hummus with a spoon. Scratch that. I do eat hummus with a spoon. I love it. Thanks to my friend, Prisca, I now have an unbelievably regular craving for the stuff. It’s high in iron and protein, which is very good for a nursing mama such as myself. It’s just good.
My husband started creating his own varieties of the stuff a few months ago. I tried my hand at it just before Jesse was born and it was good but caused heartburn like crazy so I stopped making it. After Jesse was born my husband made some for me because I didn’t have the opportunity with taking care of a brand new baby. Yes, I’m spoiled.
Ryan’s hummus was better than mine. I’ve tried one time since to make it but mine just doesn’t compare.
Here is his recipe – though I can’t seem to make it just like he does even though I use the same ingredients. He doesn’t measure stuff. Maybe that is my problem.
1 large can of Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
1/4 cup Tahini (found either with the peanut butter or ethnic foods)
3/4 to 1 cup lemon juice (you’ll have to taste test on this one)
minced garlic (as much as you like)
a few dashes of Valentina hot sauce (we use quite a bit)
Lotsa salt (taste test this one too)
Mix it all up in a blender – even better, use a food processor. Make sure to add water as needed to keep your blender from burning up. It may be a little runny at first but refrigeration helps it to firm up a bit.
The only problem I have found with his hummus is that I cannot stop eating it easily. This could become a serious problem.
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