Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I have a little love affair with hummus. Its sold in big, affordable containers at our friendly neighborhood BJs (ok, so its our amicable not exactly around the corner giant store). There's usually coupons. Did I mention a giant vat there is the cost of about 2 spoons full at the supermarket?

So, I only got to wholesale place every other month or so, generally when we're low on dog food or detergent, or I need stuff for rugby. So we run out of hummus sometimes. And I got the bright idea to make some! It can't be that hard right? Chickpeas (canned even!), tahini (Fresh Market has this!), water (easy!), garlic (easy!), etc.


Our food processor is MIA.
More accurately, our food processor motor is MIA.
I'm not sure if it got packed with the little bit of house stuff we put in storage for the showings (unlikely, since we have the top parts...though not the blender attachment...) or stolen during a showing (also unlikely, seeing as it was in a cabinet behind our giant Kitchenaid mixer). Basically I have no idea where it is.

Except I didn't know this until I openned the cans of chickpeas.
Three cans of them, so not exactly something you can toss in a salad.
So, lessons learned:

A hand mixer in no way is capable of mashing/blending/pureeing anything remotely bean shaped.

The immersion mixer I got as a college graduation gift (7 years ago) can actually handle this task, in bite sized quantity.

So now we have a vat of not-exactly-smooth-and-creamy hummus. I think I'm going to bring it to work with pita or bagel chips tomorrow. It isn't bad, just a little bland...with the texture of natural peanut butter.


  1. to get rid of the blandness use lemon juice instead of water and add some garlic.. :)

  2. There was a ton of garlic...but I will try the lemon juice.

  3. I add fresh lemon juice, salt and extra virgin olive oil to mine. I also make mine in a food processor. Maybe that will help =)