Because the World Needs Another Hummus Recipe, That’s Why.

Let us not forget our dear friend, hummus.  I became reacquainted recently and have been whipping some up everyday for lunch.  I am grateful for its natural xgfx state.  Nothing needs to be added or removed.  Hummus was brought into this world to lead the xgfx revolution, and I’m following with my cute anthropomorphic chickpea flag  raised high and flyin’.

Plain ol' hummus.

A friend, who just ditched gluten, emailed me today looking for simple and quick xgfx recipes.  What can she make?  Something requiring  few ingredients that could be put together in 15 minutes or less?  I reintroduced her to hummus, and now I’m doing the same for you.  Here’s the way I like to make and eat it, and I’m picky–I don’t do just any hummus.  I eschew Hippy Hummus (if it gets served from a scoop and holds its shape) or recipes that don’t puree the chickpeas with water to produce super smooth, light and creamy hummus.

Hummus:  Makes a small bowlful

  • 1 jalapeno-to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 15oz can rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 large lemon, juiced and zested
  • salt to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons tahini

First get your jalapeno roasted.  Put it on a small square of tin foil and roast it directly under the broiler until it blisters and has charred on all sides.  You can also achieve the same effect if you have a gas range, just set it in the flame, and continuously turn it  until it’s broiled on all sides.

In a food processor, whiz up the chix until pasty, then add the water.  Puree until smooth.  Blend in the rest of the ingredients, except the jalapeno and season to taste with salt.  Add in as much of the jalapeno as you like, I usually remove the seeds and pith after broiling, but if you want something really spicy there’s no hummus law that limits how hot you make this.

Humus, hummus, hommos, houmus,  get in my tummus.

xo

kittee

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7 Comments

  1. Posted April 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    I totally recognize those Brown Rice tortillas in your picture! Food for Life brand, right?

    • Vaughn Currier
      Posted April 18, 2011 at 12:30 am | Permalink

      They so are aye? I recognize too, haha! :)

  2. Posted April 18, 2011 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    Fantastic sounding recipe!! Will forgo the hot pepper for the chillens.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

  3. sarah
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    excited! love trying new hummus recipes–thanks.

  4. Posted April 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    I love the title!

  5. Olo
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    One of my absolute fave twists on hummus is black bean hummus:

    •1 can black beans, drained (15 oz)
    •1/4 cup tahini
    •1 tablespoon garlic, minced
    •1 tablespoon olive oil
    •1/4 tablespoon lime juice
    •1/2 teaspoon cumin
    •pinch of cayenne pepper

    Creamy, hearty and absolutely delish!

    • Posted May 14, 2011 at 1:52 am | Permalink

      Olo!
      Next time you make this, please snap a picture and submit to our recipe hub. It sounds deelish.

      xo
      kittee

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