Thursday, April 14, 2011
I don't believe that hummus needs an introduction.
if you haven't eaten it, I'm sorry for you.
at least you've heard of it?
I really like making hummus in the food processor; if you soak and cook your own dried chickpeas, and maybe don't use the traditional hummus staple tahini, it can be a fairly inexpensive venture.
and better than buying it from a store.
this is a regular-ish hummus with the addition of baby spinach and roasted peppers.
the outcome is a bright green hummus; don't be afraid of it.
spinach has incredible nutrients, and somehow you don't get any earthy taste from the raw leaves, so it's a total win-win situation.
and roasted peppers are just good.
pretty to look at, good for you, delicious.
I used a bag of frozen chopped assorted peppers instead of buying and slicing them.
okay, the hummus.
chickpeas (two cups or so)
garlic (fresh garlic, garlic powder, whatever)
olive oil (just a tiny bit)
baby spinach ( a handful)
peppers (a handful)
throw everything into the food processor together
blend a little, scraping the sides if need be
keep on blending until it looks smooth