Mediterranean food is easily my all time favorite. I've never
cooked it at home though. In an attempt to change that, I
made my very first go at hummus awhile back.
I loaded up the food processor, but when I turned it on,
I got nothin'. It wouldn't spin. Damnit!
So, I dumped it in a bowl and hand beat it.
It wasn't horrible or great. Definitely lumpy.
I was hungry. So, I ate it anyway.
But I was determined to make better hummus.
And thus was born my second batch. :)
I'm a recipe girl 95% of the time. But I really wanted to
challenge myself by seeing how close I could get without
any help. I had several fresh ingredients on hand that
needed to be used up. With my food processor issues
solved, I included...
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
about a half bag of baby spinach
2 cloves garlic
small handful flat Italian Parsley
olive oil (the more the creamery - note: you can always add)
fresh ground pepper
the juice of a whole lemon (minus the seeds)
Flavorful, healthy and absolutely easy to make.
While it was good, it lacked a hummus-y quality.
David didn't like it at all. He isn't a big fan
of the spinach and parsley I included.
I have a date with my kitchen next week, when I intend
to try it again. I'm going to go with a more traditional
approach by adding a bit of soy sauce and tahini. I'll let
you know how it goes.
Have you ever made your own hummus? If so, how did it
turn out? Any suggestions?