Friday, May 22, 2009

Moroccan hummus

A friend of mine was raving about Harris Teeter's Moroccan hummus. I'm a huge hummus fan, so I had to give it a try. It tasted sweet yet spicy, an unfamiliar flavor. I turned over the container and read the ingredients list: garbanzo beans, tahini, miscellaneous preservatives, and honey. Honey? I immediately googled moroccan hummus and noted that they all had this one ingredient in common. I decided to emulate the Harris Teeter brand, but without the preservatives of course. 

Trade those crackers for carrots for a quick gluten-free, beta-carotene rich snack. Mmmm.

Moroccan Hummus (derived from several recipes online)
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
Cumin, ground
Chipotle spices

I ground the cumin, chipotle, s&p in my mortar & pestle. Little by little, I added the beans, a dash of honey and tahini until the consistency felt right to me. I then mixed in cilantro and lemon juice. (Also noted some recipes used harissa, but I didn't have any on hand.)
*I didn't include exact amounts for the tahini, honey or cilantro, because everyone makes it differently. 
I tend to make a chunkier hummus, so make it to your liking.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I love hummus too.