A Tale of Two Hummus

31 Jan

Hummuses? Hummi?

Whatever the plural may be, I went a little crazy this week and made two fantastic flavors of hummus: jalapeño cilantro (inspired by my hubby’s favorite from TJ’s) and smoky chipotle. Both have a little heat and a ton of flavor.

I’ll tell you a little secret about myself – I’m a hummus addict.  I’m not kidding – I can eat an entire tub of this stuff in one sitting if I’m not careful (not unlike Dr. J, who eats it by the handful – sans chip – and even rubs it into his hair if he gets a chance). Hubby is the same – he would go sans chip too, if it was even remotely socially acceptable. He probably does it anyway when I’m not looking.

Eating tubfuls of hummus, even TJ’s, is not economical. So making your own giant and delicious bowls is saver savvy, not to mention a cinch.  You can make in a blender, but having a food processor makes the job 10 times easier.

 

Both of these would be a great, healthy addition to your other Super Bowl snacks.

Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

Smoky Chipotle Hummus

Ingredients:

Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

1 32-oz can chickpeas, drained and juices reserved

roughly 1/3 cup tahini

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1/2 – 1 whole jalapeno

clove of garlic

handful of cilantro

dash of honey

roughly 1 teaspoon cumin

S and P to taste

 

Smoky Chipotle Hummus

1 32-oz can chickpeas, drained and juices reserved

roughly 1/3 cup tahini

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

clove of garlic

2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

dash of honey

roughly 1 teaspoon cumin

S and P to taste

 

Directions:

Add ingredients one at a time to food processor or blender, blending between each ingredient.  Add reserved juice from chickpeas until it reaches the consistency you like – for me, this is extra creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Enjoy with chips, veggie pieces, or make this rocking veggie sandwich (my FAVORITE):

Toasted rye bread

sliced avocado, tomato, and cucumber

lots of hummus

 

and try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting!

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2 Responses to “A Tale of Two Hummus”

  1. coreconditioning February 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Nice Hummus Recipes. And I like the look of those sandwiches. They look awesome!

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