fancy hummus

I usually like to make hummus the more “traditional” way (just beans, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, salt), but I was at a family BBQ last weekend, and someone had brought this super fancy hummus so I decided I needed to try and imitate it. It had sun dried tomatoes and basil in it. It was so delicious, though I forget what brand it was. I think this recipe gets pretty close.

What you need:

food processor and spatula

roasted garlic (2-3 bulbs plus the oil, depending on your garlic tolerance)

3 15oz cans garbanzo beans (I buy mine at Fred Meyer. Their private label organic canned beans are only $1!)

2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste

2 small handfuls fresh basil

2 Tbsp lemon juice

½ cup sun dried tomatoes, in their oil

3 Tbsp pine nuts

freshly ground pepper and paprika to taste

¼ – 1 cup water

Add the garbanzo beans to the food processor and mix until it becomes a paste. Doing this before adding everything else will make a smoother hummus.

Processed a little before adding everything else

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now add everything else and process. Start with ¼ cup water, and add more if necessary to achieve your desired texture and consistency. I like mine pretty smooth, so I added about ¾ cup water. Add more salt, pepper, and paprika to taste.

To make a pretty appetizer, put some hummus in a nice bowl, make a well in the center, and fill with about 1 Tbsp of pine nuts. Julienne 2-3 large fresh basil leaves, and sprinkle on top, then drizzle lemon juice and olive oil, with a little more sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Your guests will be extremely impressed when you tell them you did not buy it from Costco!

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3 responses to “fancy hummus

  1. This looks and sounds yummy!

  2. Thanks Teresa! I hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to make it 🙂

  3. mustnoteatcake

    I just made some and my bloke says it’s gorgeous x

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