Medley of Hummus!

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Dip your Chip!  Pita Chip that is! I got hooked on Hummus (and Pita Chips) by the influence of my family. The Pita Chip for today’s younger generations appears to be what the “Potato Chip” was to those of us trying out our taste buds in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.  (I won’t even elaborate on my detour into the Doritos crazy…but let’s suffice to say if it is crunchy and salted, I love it!)

Okay back to the Pita…well of course that introduces us to the beautiful smooth taste of Hummus.  And being somewhat of a creative person, I always revel in the original formula…and then start thinking;

What if?  Well here is my favorite Trio of Hummus, The tried and true Original with its smooth texture and taste, the Green and Minted Green Pea Hummus, and the Roasted Red Beet Hummus that truly hums!

As our Team has shared with you in our current Kitchens Bounty Newsletter, Take those Pita Pockets to a new crunch and taste sensation with The Amazing Heat….and invite The Hummus Trio over for a garden party!

Enjoy my friends,
Terri

 

Traditional Hummus 

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3 cups cooked chickpeas or canned with liquid drained
2 Garlic Cloves minced
½ c Tahini or
3 garlic cloves
½ cup sesame *tahini
*(or ¼ cup pnut butter or additional ¼ cup liquid from chickpeas)
1 whole lemon juiced
4-5 Tbsp Chickpea Liquid as Needed
1 Tbsp Olive Oil (in mix)
Olive Oil to dress 1-2 tbsp.

Toss all ingredients in a blender until very smooth and then dress with Olive Oil, plain or infused with herbs of your choic

 

Green Pea and Mint Hummus

2 cup fresh or frozen, thawed sweet peas IMG_1386
1 cup Cooked and Drained Chickpeas

1 Tbsp Tahini or liquid from chickpeas
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
1 garlic clove
Salt and Pepper to taste

 Toss all ingredients in a blender until very smooth and then dress with Olive Oil, infused with mint.
I like to finish with salt and pepper at plating.

 

Roasted Beet Hummus

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3 medium beets, peeled and chopped –(roast 20 mins 350 degrees)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup tahini sesame seed paste
juice and zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon of The Amazing Heat or
½ Paprika, salt, pepper, chili blend to equal
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for thinning the hummus

 

Toss all ingredients in a blender until very smooth and then dress with Olive Oil, infused with mint
I like to finish with salt and pepper at plating.

 

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