June 25, 2012
Just recently, my cousin told me that she makes homemade hummus quite often. My daughter, Berkeley, loves hummus and we often buy the Tribe brand. It’s very good, but on the weekend, I decided to make some hummus from scratch to see if it was really better. The verdict is in…..and wow, the homemade hummus was killer!!! Jason kept mounding it on the naan bread that we had heated up and Berkeley thought it was amazing! It’s actually quite easy to make and I’m thinking that this might be my go to appie this summer!
I used the recipe from the Best of Bridge. You can click here to view it. Make sure that when you make it, you use the reserved liquid from the chick peas and NOT the water. It will give you a much better consistency.
Hummus is super easy to make, especially if you use a hand blender!
My cousin mentioned that she’s tried some variations….here are some things you could try adding…..
- roasted red peppers
- sundried tomatoes
- coarsely chopped olives
- soy sauce
I heated up some naan bread in the oven and then covered it with a generous layer of hummus. Then I added bits of goat cheese, pea shoots and a good drizzle of balsamic truffle reduction that I bought at Winners. Seriously, the flavours were amazing!!! This is a super easy appie to put together as the hummus can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for a few days (no longer than a week, though).
Sunday night dinner! Chopped salad with chicken and naan with hummus, goat cheese, pea shoots and balsamic truffle reduction! Mmmmmm!!!
Another great way to serve hummus is to top it off with some high quality olive oil and then sprinkle it generously with smoked paprika (make sure you used smoked…it makes a big difference!). We had it served to us like this at Nuba
, a Lebanese restaurant, in Vancouver. Delish!!!!