Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yummy Hummus

This post is way off-topic, but I wanted to record it for future reference and easy searching.

I make hummus on occasion and, like most of my cooking, I never really follow a recipe. So when I do make a batch, it's pretty much based on what I have on hand and however inspiration hits me. This means it's never the same twice. Which is good for variety, but poor for repeatability. Tonight I made some that I think is my favorite so far. Thus, in order to reproduce it in the future, here's what I did.

2 15.5 cans (drained) garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas)
Scant 1/4 cup of liquid from beans
Scant 1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/8 cup Bragg's Amino Acids
1/2 t. or so of ground ginger
1/4 t. or so of ground mustard
1/4 t. or so of ground turmeric
Dash of cayenne pepper
5-6 cloves of fresh garlic
2 clementine oranges (minus a couple sections for the chef)

Combine and blend until smooth. Enjoy.