My adventures in the kitchen have been limited and hazardous, but occasionally a dish will come along that even I can make, who as Carrie Bradhshaw says, would “keep sweaters in my stove” if my husband didn’t use it.
The dish of choice this go-around is Homemade Hummus! Main selling feature for the culinary-impaired….no stove/cooking required! You can create this dish with a food processor, some simple ingredients and about 10 minutes.
- One can of Garbanzo beans (or Chick Peas)
- 2-3 cloves of Garlic (recommend roasting it first)
- Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
Other Seasonings/Flavors of Choice – Today we’re making Olive Hummus so get the following:
- Handful of black olives
- Little bit of olive juice
- Dash of Oregano, Celery Salt, or some kind of pre-mixed Italian Seasoning
Dice garlic (very, very small). Place garlic, beans (drain most of the bean liquid but leave about a tablespoon for moisture), olive oil, salt and pepper into food processor. Give it a good mix. Voila – Hummus!
For the Flavor: Chop olives and add to hummus, pour in about a tablespoon of olive juice and season with oregano and celery salt or any Italian seasonings. Mix and continue to add seasonings/olives until you get the taste you want!
What the heck, it’s so easy, make two flavors!
Red Pepper Hummus: Chop red and green peppers, a bit of onion, and add to your hummus mixture (the mixture without the olives in it). Season to taste with a jalapeno hot sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, and paprika. Yum, yum, spicy, yum!