I once went through a stage where I ate hummus like it was the only thing at the bottom of the food pyramid. You know the section devoted to breads and grains? For a while, I pretended it was just hummus.
Sometimes I get obsessed with a particular food. Does anyone else do this?
Even though my hummus craze has subsided in recent days (maybe I am older and wiser, or maybe I moved on to another obsession….) I still love a good hummus. And I love how you can add just a few ingredients and make a whole new variety.
If cooking is creating, then eating is probably destruction. Most of my "creations" have very short lived lives in this case;)
I'm a monster.
Herbed Hummus, makes 3-5 cups
Ingredients: 2 cans drained chickpeas, 1/2 cup packed Italian parsley, 1/3 cup olive oil (plus more to serve), salt and pepper to taste.
In a food processor, blend together the drained chickpeas and roughly chopped parsley. In a steady stream, while your processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil. Remove to a serving bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. When you are ready to serve drizzle just a bit more olive oil over the top, for looks but it taste great too:) I served mine with toasted baguette slices, but fresh cut veggies are great too! Try it with cucumbers or carrot sticks.