Fresh Hummus

Start by chopping the stems off the jalapenos and ends the off the garlic. We put the whole jalapenos in, but if you are afraid it will be too spicy, you can use less or remove the seeds. It really is quite good with a little spiciness though.

Peel the garlic and add it with the jalapenos and lemon juice to your food processor.

Tahini, which is a traditional ingredient, is sometimes hard to find if you do not have a specialty grocery store. Here in Phoenix, where Chris lives, we found it at Sprout’s Farmers Market. If you cannot find it or don’t want to use it, you can sub in cream cheese.

Blend well until the jalapenos finely ground.

Drain the chick peas, put them in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 1 minute or until hot. Add the chick peas and salt to the food processor and blend on high until the hummus is a smooth consistent texture.

Put the hummus in a serving bowl and swirl the top to make channels. Uncle Jack uses his finger, you can use a spatula or whatever works for you.

Toast up some pita bread or naan bread and dip away! It’s okay to double dip in this one, it’s that good.

7 years ago