September 12, 2010

Hummus Obsession: Part Two

When Kelsi sent me this GMail chat during the day on Friday I knew that 1) This had been a long week of teaching third graders and 2) She was beginning to take pride her in well-honed hummus making abilities. I had no choice but to have her guest blog about the food that has become its own category in the food pyramid of our apartment.

Her message to me:
"I know you wanted to, but were too nervous to just come out and ask... but if you want me to be a guest blogger on your blog about how to make zucchini hummus you just have to ask.... I will provide photos and everything. And make it hilarious - just like me."

Without further ado my self-proclaimed (although she actually is) hilarious roommate:

Due to high demand for my hummus recipe (two people is a lot right?) and after Kristin just about begged me to write a post on how to make it (well, that is not exactly how it happened), I decided to share my hummus recipe with you all.

Here is what you need:

1 can garbanzo beans

1 zucchini

3 tbsp lime juice

3 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

Salt and pepper

To make:

Heat the garbanzo beans on the stove in the water from the can, so that they blend easier.

Then, throw them into the blender along with the diced zucchini, minced garlic, tahini, olive oil, and lime juice.

Time to blend...

...and that's it. If your blender just can’t seem to blend, just add more liquid. Then, it comes down to taste. I usually end up adding more salt and garlic. If you like, throw in some cumin.


If using dried garbanzo beans, soak two cups in water overnight. Be careful though, they expand. A lot. Also, if you don’t like zucchini, try roasting a red pepper on the stove, scrapping off the burnt skin before tossing it in the blender. What I love the most about hummus is that it’s hard to mess up. I pretty much make it different every time and it is always muy delicioso!

Enjoy as a dip, in a salad, or my personal favorite – in a cucumber boat topped with raisins and pepitas. Yes, it is delicious and yes, Kristin thinks I am weird.


Melody said...

Thanks!! Where did you girls find canned garbanzo beans?? Also... I love that this is tagged "Colombian food" when it is most definitely not Colombian.

If you are ever in the need of an authentic Colombian recipe, I have a Colombian cookbook in English with just about everything in it. I can't eat half the stuff, but I'm happy to pass on recipes.

Kristin said...

Haha I guess I was thinking more "food I eat in Colombia" than Colombian food, but yes hummus...definitely not Colombian. We found garbanzo beans in a can in just about every grocery store - Carulla, Exito and La Catorce but they are usually hard to find...mostly because they either put them on the top shelf or bottom shelf so it takes some staring at the shelves to find them. Good luck! :)

thesalmonpeople said...

I just googled Famous Colombian Hummus and this blog came up! How impressive! (Me reading this entry had nothing to do with your guest blogger suggesting I look at her post on your blog c:) I hope I can try some of this famous hummus soon....but not too sure about raisins but A plus on the presentation.

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