I know I can buy hummus and the Sabra brand is good, but there is just something about making it myself that, well, gee, makes me get out the food processor and go to town.
I'm a member of the Secret Recipe Club and a year or two ago I had The Bitchin' Kitchen as an assignment. Ellie made the big leap and got her own blog, The Hobo Kitchen and transferred her recipes over to that. I made some Johnny Cake for my post that month for the Secret Recipe Club, but I'd also bookmarked a few more recipes I wanted to try. One of which was this Pizza Hummus.
So, since I've been craving Hummus, again, I decided to make me some. And even better, I had all the ingredients in house.
I love it when that happens.
I do 'peel' my chickpeas, cause I like the texture better in my hummus, but feel free to leave them on there. And I used fresh oregano for this, cause I could.
Recipe: Pizza Hummus
2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup tomato paste (I always have a tube in the fridge)
1 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped fine
1 tsp. dried basil
2 large cloves garlic, chopped,
1 15 oz. can Chickpeas, drained, reserving 1/2 cup of liquid
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 -1 tsp. salt (optional I didn't use any)
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, crushed a little more.
Heat the olive oil in a small pan over medium-high heat. Add the tomato paste, oregano, basil and one garlic clove and saute for about a minute or so.
Ellie also added salt and cayenne pepper but I choose not to do so. I used some Red Pepper flakes and added them to the pan)
Serve with Pita if you have it, or do like me, just crisp up some Naan, and eat it together.
I had to keep taking pictures, it looked so pretty, especially with the fresh oregano on it.
I wonder how it would taste with some breadsticks?
Or pita or on some veggies, or...