Yesterday – I embarked on a journey. It involved a can of chickpeas, some mix-ins, and a magic bullet.
Folks, this piece of equipment is not equipped to blend the previously mentioned ingredients in a timely, hassle free manner. Don’t get me wrong, I love my lil magic bullet (especially since I snagged it for the price of $0 from Parental Kitchen Equipment @ Co.). It blends my smoothies to perfection (even when they contain ice) and can puree a banana in seconds. But, goodness, I will be investing in another piece of equipment, Mr. Bullet, before I make hummus again.
Additionally, I began making this hummus in the morning. But I screwed the top on so gosh darn tight..that I could not get it off.. trying as hard as I possible could.. on multiple occasions. I am not a weak lady either. So, I had no other choice but to throw it in the fridge.. and wait 7 hours for Justin to come home and take the top off for me. Then I continued.
Regardless of my struggles, I think the end product was pure goodness. I mean, Justin likes it (or so he claims) and he isn’t always that easy to please with wealthy, healthy foods!
Spinach, Red Pepper, & Garlic Hummus
- 1 can of chickpeas, shelled
- 1/4 c. red pepper, chopped
- 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed in the garlic crusher thingy
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp oil (my oil supply is depleted right now, you may want to use something a little more classy 😉 )
- Dash of kosher salt
- Open can of chick peas, rinse thoroughly
- Shell chick peas (I suppose this is optional.. but it is just my preference to remove the outer coating)
- Rinse Again and place in food processor along with 1 tsp oil & 1 tsp ground cumin
- Heat remaining tsp of oil in a skillet over medium heat & add peppers, spinach, and garlic, cooking thoroughly (you want to them to be semi-soft, but not too soft.. and definitely not raw)
- Transfer these items into you food processor
- Process until mixture becomes a creamy, dreamy, hummus delight
Enjoy with veggies, crackers.. fingers. I love this. I am even hiding some so it will be saved for the weekend and I can bring it home to the fam to try. I can already tell they are skeptical. But, I am going to surprise them!