music to read by :: Hummus (Pearl Jam)
Yesterday, I woke up determined to make a food I have, at that point, had no luck with.
Yeah. Me. Can’t make hummus.
I have no idea why; it’s not like it’s difficult, you know, like making butter … And it’s not like I don’t have recipes or access to the interwebs.
Hummus just eludes me.
So. Yeah. Yesterday.
I woke up ready to kick me some hummus ass, which made my fam happy as this meant there would be a better than even chance we would be having pizza.
And our pizza rocks!
Lucky for me (and, I guess, them) I had chick peas soaking in quantity for some planned falafel. I grabbed a cup of my soaked chick peas, covered with 6 cups of water, brought to a boil, then simmered for three hours.
Then I tossed out all my recipes, took a deep breath, and pulled out the food processor.
Into the beast, I tossed my chick peas, 1 large clove garlic, 2 tbsp tahini, a good drizzle of olive oil, and the juice of one very juicy lemon. Then I blended like there was no tomorrow, until the chick peas were no more, ’til all was smooth and …. well, you get the picture.
For the topping, I chopped up another clove of garlic, fresh garlic greens, and fresh onion greens, plus another drizzle of oil and some paprika. For a moment, I thought maybe I was going too wild, but hey! It’s not like it ever turns out anyway …. or so I thought.
Daaayuuum! I kicked it’s ass! I really did!
While a bit thicker than I would have liked, it tasted amazing. I might even make it again.