Wednesday, May 25, 2011

the blending continues... garlic chive hummus!

if you’ll please excuse my absence these past couple of weeks, i can offer some exciting news as a consolation prize.
exciting piece of news #1: our blender still blends! sadly, i’ve learned in the past few days (the hard way) how not identical a blender is to a food processor. while i think the latter is superior (it is, after all, the renowned jamie oliver’s kitchen appliance of choice), the former still makes a few mean masterpieces. including this hummus! just a few dry ingredients, a dash of olive oil and water, and you have a delicious, healthy spread. of course, feel free to add in or leave out the chives, or adjust the cloves of garlic depending on your taste/desire for unpleasant breath. as a non-recovering garlic-aholic, i’d consider even upping the number of cloves from 3 to 4…
the second piece of thrilling news, you ask?! excellent question.
the second piece of most wonderfully thrilling news is that we are moving (aka upgrading!) to a new blogging platform! details to come on that front soon.
in the meantime, keep on blendin’!


ingredients:

400g can chickpeas, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 medium clove garlics, peeled
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons tahini
2 1/2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup chives, diced

place all ingredients in a food processor and process on high speed until the ingredients are combined. if it gets dry, add some water or olive oil. once combined, stir in diced chives. salt and pepper to taste.