Wednesday, June 13, 2012

roasted jalapeno and cilantro hummus

So, we all know what hummus is and how delicious it is and how much I love it, yes?
Instead of going on and on about how this is sooo different, (although it really is tasty!) I'm gonna share my revolutionary (?) idea.
Most people don't like hummus because of the strong tahini flavor.
So, instead of using tahini and olive oil, just use sesame oil!
That way you get some of that sesame flavor without the strength.

I know.
This probably isn't that revolutionary for most.
But, if you are one of the some who don't like tahini, this will change. your. world.

Oh, and if you are going to use my method, for a recipe as below, use about 1/4 cup sesame oil + a drizzle of olive oil to replace the tahini and olive oil listed.

Roasted Jalapeno and Cilantro Hummus
Makes about 2 cups.
2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup tahini
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 big or 2 small fresh garlic cloves
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2-3 jalapenos, roasted and cooled, and de-seeded, if you like things a bit milder
1/2 cilantro bunch, washed and mostly dried, de-stemmed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pita chips, to serve

In a food processor, blend all ingredients until very very smooth.  Add water if too thick.  Transfer hummus to medium bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Bring to room temperature before serving. Accompany with pita chips and enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. Did you make us some of this? It looks like something I would really like... love, anonymom


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