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Totally Homemade Hummus

So I got my Twister Jar yesterday and I made my hummus recipe......

Blended nice and smooth in about a minute. And it made the whole recipe at once. Before I had to blend then scrape the sides of the jar then blend again and scrape the side at least five times. I tried a stick blender and it seemed less tedious but didn't really get it nice a smooth. Love the jar it will be great for all my Thick Blends!

I call this totally homemade because I don't even used canned chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans).  I guess you could but I think when you cook your own beans not only are they healthier but they just seem to taste better.  It's not hard either;  To cook your own beans, just take the dried beans and cover with twice the water (they will almost double in size) in your crock pot and let them soak overnight.  Be sure not to plug in or turn on crock pot for soaking.  In the morning drain and cover with water  until about an inch over the beans and cook on high for about 4-6 hours or until done.  They season however you want.  I usually just add some Real Salt to garbanzo beans because I'm usually using them for something like this hummus or this recipe.  Ryan who isn't a hummus fan loves this recipe and I think it's because the beans are not canned.  Well and also cause the tahini isn't overpowering and cause I spiced it up with a bit of jalapeno and.......well mostly it's just a great recipe.  Give it a try!

Totally Homemade Hummus with Cumin and Cilantro
3 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon Real Salt

1/2 teaspoon Jalapeno powder or 1 whole jalapeno (optional, we like it with a kick)
Juice of one Lemon
1 Tablespoon Tahini
1-2 teaspoons cumin, or to taste
2-4 Tablespoons fresh Cilantro, chopped

Mix all ingredients except Cilantro together using a stick blender or high speed blender until smooth.  I believe that the Twister Jar will work best for blending this hummus.  Gently stir in fresh cilantro.  Garnish with more cilantro and cumin.  Great dip for veggies, crackers, as a spread on sandwiches or with pita bread.

NOTE:  In blender it will take some finessing and stopping and scraping the sides down to blend it all smooth you may add more liquid but will get a thinner product.  The Twister Jar is the perfect tool for making quick easy hummus.  Blends nice and smooth in 90 seconds or less.  I love it! 

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Sounds great Tammie! I think adding cumin to hummus is an absolute necessity.