Monday, February 8, 2010

Spread the love.

And by that statement, I'm clearly referring to Hummus.
And I will eat it in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
It is so good, so good, you see!

Too much? Maybe. But I'm excited because this weekend was my first endeavor into hummus making territory. Hummus making was the sole purpose for the food processor I asked for this Christmas, and although I broke it in well over a month ago, this was my first opportunity to introduce those silver blades to their intended purpose in my life: puree the living daylights out of a bunch of beans.

I did it from "as scratch" as possible. Everything from soaking and boiling the garbanzo beans myself to lemon juice straight from the lemon. Was the extra 10 hours of work worth it? Hells yes it was! Have YOU ever had still-warm from the pot hummus? It will change your life. I was licking the food processor bowl like a 7 year old with a cookie battered beater.

It was a very basic batch of the spread, and I had to run it over to a SB party ASAP, but I spent my drive thinking of all the different things I could add to it in the future. Here are the flavor profile ideas I have so far:
  • Chili-rustica Hummus
  • Pomegranate Hummus (for the LP)
  • Pesto Hummus
  • Lemon-zing Hummus
  • Midnight walnut Hummus
  • Peanut butter surprise Hummus
This could become my weekend ritual.

And that's the way it is. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm good!


  1. sounds good to me. I should make my own...hmmmm

  2. So one time, in Houston, there was this hurricane. Rations were pretty limited, but alas I thought that I could pull together a hummus with some canned chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, and some "greek seasoning" from the pantry. All done by hand mind you with no electricity. It did not taste like hummus, sadly, and it earned the title, "Hurricane Bean Dip"