I love hummus, eat it nearly every day. Well sometimes I get upset at the price if it’s not on sale or I do not have a coupon, so I broke down and made my own. One thing that helped me come to this breakdown was Chef Ramsey.
Over the holidays I was at Kmart’s and saw Chef on the box and thought I needed that stat, but I did not buy it. I was shopping for toys for my doggies and on a mission to stay in my Christmas budget. So I walked away from it/him.
Well, last week I realized that my doggies needed some new chew bones so off to Kmart’s I went and there he was staring at me again! Chef, please people will talk. Well something was different this time, he had a little red flag on the price tag! It was On Sale for $14.99. The original price was $22.99 so I thought that was a good enough deal to seal said deal. So needless to say I walked out with Chef Ramsey and some chew bones for the doggies!
My current chopper is super small and I never tried to make hummus because it seemed impossible with a tiny little prep chopper, but now I had no good excuse. I had Chef Ramsey by my side.
So My “To Do List” Went Like This.
# 1 Find a Recipe:
Note: I mixed and matched recipes to make this one, but it was Inspired by Ina’s Recipe.
- 4 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 can of chickpeas, drained, 2 tablespoons of liquid reserved
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
- Paprika to Garnish
- In a blender, pour garbanzo beans, reserved garbanzo bean liquid, lemon juice, tahini sauce, olive oil, and salt, and . Blend until creamy and well mixed.
- Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with paprika and drizzle with olive oil over the top.
# 2 Pulled out the Chopper:
# 3 Gather the Ingredients:
#4 Make the Hummus:
and here’s the end result.
Hummus and Pita = Happiness.
#5 Eat the Hummus:
#6 Rate the Hummus:
Well I love Sabra Hummus, and in no way can I say this was like Sabra Hummus. There is just something about the smooth creamy texture of Sabra that I do not think I have ever found in any other brand or homemade hummus I have eaten. BUT. This was good and hearty. I liked that it was thick and still had little bits of chickpeas that were not 100% ground up. HOWEVER. When Sabra goes on sale or I have a coupon, I will stock up. I will continue to make my own and perfect it a bit, but Sabra stole my heart and until I can mimic it, I will continue to buy it.
P.S. Thanks Chef Ramsey. Your Cool.
Check Ya Later.
Question: Whats a recipe or food item that you just cannot seem to recreate?