SALSA HUMMUS- 15 min or less
I have discovered around here people, especially men, are afraid of humus. i think they are not aware of what it is so they avoid it. If I tell the people at a pot luck it is flavored bean dip, they are all over it. Like when I made a quiche and called it a breakfast pie. Hummus is delicious, just give it a try. There is a lot of talk on the pita bread post about hummus so I decided to share this amazing recipe with you. I will eat this with chips, crackers, pretzels, pita, on fajitas, and tacos. It is great.
1 15 ounce can chickpeas – drained and rinsed well
2 cloves garlic – blanched
1 jalapeno pepper – seeded(optional)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
1/4 cup salsa(not hot sauce, salsa I use thick and chunky)
1/2 cup water
Boil two cups of water in a small sauce pan and add the garlic cloves. Turn off the heat and let the garlic sit for two minutes. Remove the garlic and put in the food processor.
Add the chickpeas, jalapeno, chili powder, cumin, salt, and salsa and begin processing. SLOWLY add the water. When the hummus is thick and creamy stop adding the water.
NOTE: If you like really spicy use the jalapeno, for super spicy food you can leave the seeds in the jalapeno.