Thursday, April 17, 2014

Everything Hummus


Before we get to the food I need to give you a quick weekend recap (on Thursday, I know, I'm running a little behind). So somehow I talked my boyfriend into oil pulling. As in swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes first thing in the morning. Before water. Before coffee. Before breakfast. Before brushing your teeth. We turned on an episode of Breaking Bad and tried not to gag. But after a night of indulging on beers and margaritas, I figured this was the perfect time to test out if this oil pulling had any effect on hangovers. After spitting out a milky-oily substance, I felt no different. Other than the feeling that I just swished slime around in my mouth and my cheeks were tired from their "workout". This may be something you have to do over and over again to see any kind of results, but if you know me at all, patience is not a virtue of mine. Over it. 

Anyways, I have been sharing Easter recipes all week like this, this, and this. And today I wanted to bring you an appetizer idea. Something different than the traditional deviled egg or vegetable quiche. Though hummus can be a simple dish to serve, it can also get dressed up to the nines for you. Take this "everything" version of the classic. It's basically like an everything bagel, but hummus. How can you resist?

Everything Hummus

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 14.5-oz. can garbanzo beans, skins peeled, drain and reserve the liquid from the can
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
Everything "Spice"
  • 1 tbsp. dried minced onion
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. flaky sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Add the tahini in a food processor and whip until smooth and creamy. Then add the garlic, salt, cumin, cayenne, lemon juice, and olive oil. Blend until combined.

Now add the garbanzo beans 1/3 cup at a time, blending in between each addition. Repeat until all beans have been added. Pour reserved garbanzo bean liquid as the food processor is going to get your desired consistency.

To make the Everything Spice mixture, mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour hummus into a serving bowl and top with the spice mixture. Reserve in the refrigerator for up to one week. Serve cold with your favorite crackers, chips, or veggies.

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