I love roasted red pepper hummus. One time I made a hummus with sun-dried tomatoes and olives, that was really good. Jalapeno hummus is good if you like spicy things.
I gotta try that! I just made my hummus, and it tastes pretty good. Only thing is that my blender started smoking, and made the kitchen smell like it was on fire. I'm thinking of buying a nice new food processor at canadian tire or wal mart.
The hummus had an alright taste, I think it needed a little more flavouring. I could taste the garlic, should of added a little more lemon juice. I really am down for trying jalapeno hummus, I do really like spicy things.
I could image olives being in hummus, that would taste awesome. I have some green peppers in my fridge, could those be used?
Hummus with parsley and sun dried tomato.
The classic arabic (I think) is with cummin and paprika.
I totally back adding roasted peppers, it's soooooo good! The red ones also give the hummus a real nice color.
Adding fresh kale is really nice. Usually I make my hummus fat free and the kale really helps the flavor and the texture. Adding kale or other greens is a great way to boost the mineral and vitamin value of hummus.
When you say that you cook your own chickpeas I hope that you also soak them
. I never buy canned beans unless I travel because they taste worse, the antinutrient content is higher and I can't adjust the flavor like I want to. A great tip if you're going to soak your own legumes is to add sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) because it reduces the antinutrient content a bunch. I also let the legumes soak a lot longer then actually recommended for the very same reason. Except for mung beans since they start to sprout, but often 12-24 hours. Just wash away the sodium bicarbonate before you start heating them. Another great thing to do is change the water that you boil them in, specially for beans like kidney and soy. Always rinse afterwards with every bean to get the gas producing protein out of the beans.
Damn sorry for hijacking the hummus thread, you might know all this but I just get excited when I hear more people isn't buying the canned stuff
I have to get roasted peppers, cumin a paprika definately. Especially some kale or other greens. I plan on having hummus almost every day because it's so versatile.
Yes I do soak them lol. I think they have soaked for about 10-12 hours. I never knew baking soda makes the beans more nutrient rich by that affect!, I gotta get some then. I always drain all of the water after soaking and I rinse the beans thoroughly with some cold water.
Man your not hijacking the thread, your just giving some awesome advice! It was a great tip that adding baking soda eliminates antinutrients. Now you made my diet that much healthier! Thanks! lol
So yes, Im gonna buy some of those spices and greens to add to my next batch of hummus. Plus those spices or so common in other vegan recipies that I've come across. I wanna use the hummus for dip for veggies, pita bread, and probably wheat thins (unless their too processed).
I really wanna try chickpea burgers, they look so good! Plus they are way healthier than veggie burgers because the chickpea burgers dont have any added preservatives and chemicals.
Thanks alot guys! Wish me luck on my next batch of hummus!