Friday, February 27, 2015

Snacking Lately: Homemade Hummus

It's no secret that my husband is handy in the kitchen and just recently he has totally perfected the most delish hummus ever!  I'm not usually a big hummus fan...  But when he decides to make a batch, he'll have me taste test it throughout his process so he's sure I'm happy with it and well... it's always just right.  I guess you can say the secret ingredient is love. *wink*

Sesame seeds & olive oil (to make the tahini, if you make it yourself)
Chick peas
Lemon Juice
Olive oil
Salt & pepper

First he starts by making his own tahini. To do this, simply roast the sesame seeds in a non-stick pan on the stovetop (you can also roast them on a cookie sheet in the oven, but hubby likes the control everything of doing it in the pan). Once roasted, let them cool.
Once cooled, mix 1 cup roasted sesame seeds to a 1/4 cup oil in a food processor... add the oil gradually, to end up with your desired consistency. 
Refrigerate (hubby often makes his tahini ahead of time so it's ready to go when he wants to make the hummus, we usually keep a jar in the fridge).

Now on to the best part... the hummus!!
First, peel the chick peas.  He's skipped this process once and althought it was still yummy, there was a definite texture difference!
Put the tahini in a food processor (about a large tablespoon), and blend while adding the lemon juice. Next add about a dozen garlic cloves (hubby likes to roast the garlic in aluminum foil the oven first - drizzle a bit of olive oil over the garlic).
Gradually add a 1/4 cup of olive oil.
Add a few handfuls of chick peas and blend well with the rest of the mix... and then add the rest of the chick peas.
Once it's all pureed, season to taste with salt, pepper & cumin.  If needed, at this point, you can add more lemon juice or do variations of different spices.

That's it, folks! Aren't you hungry now!?

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  1. Whoa! This look AMAZING! I have been on a hummus kick lately - definitely going to have to try to make my own!

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