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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hummus - "Rick's Recipe"

Hubby took a liking to a variety of spicy pepper hummus the local Walmart sold; but, like most mass-produced supermarket products, one day they stopped carrying it. So what did hubby do?  He devised his own recipe.  The part I always had trouble with was blending the ingredients together to get the smooth consistency without purchasing yet another electric gadget to clutter up the kitchen.  With a little research on that there world-wide-web, I found the answer - an immersion blender.  And it works beautifully.  Here's the recipe and here are the pictures of the results. 

Rick's Hummus

1 can chick peas, drained (but keep 1/4 cup liquid)
1/4 chick pea liquid
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons Tahini
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oregano
1/2 tablespoon crushed red peppers
1 tablespoon diced japaleno peppers
1/4 teaspoon pepper (we love cracked peppercorns ground in a coffee grinder)

Mix in a tall container with an immersion blender. 
Nutrition:  1/4 cup: Calories-170, Protein- 4 grams, Iron-6% of RDA, Carbs-9grams, fat-13 grams, Calcium -2% of RDA, fiber - 3 grams.





1/4 cup: Calories-170, Protein- 4 grams, Iron-6% of RDA, Carbs-9grams, fat-13 grams, Calcium -2% of RDA, fiber - 3 grams.
 

4 comments:

The Happy Hippy said...

Excellent - now you have a great base that's perfect as it is or can have "extras" added, such as roasted onions or sun dried tomato. No doubt very cost effective and you can be sure it's truly fresh. Good job!

DailySAHM said...

I never even thought about using the immersion blender.... great idea Ricky!

blackheartbetty said...

OH! That looks great! I must try it!

brett said...

Immersion blenders are great, but we have burned up a light-duty one making hummahummus!