White Trash Hummus
I have sullied the foods of various cultures with my Cat 5 Cooking: Italian, Mexican, and Chinese food have all felt the wrath of my white trashiness. Now I’ve turned my attention to Mediterranean cuisine with a slight hummus addiction. NO CULTURE IS SAFE!!
Hummus is one of those things that I’ve always dug, but never bought in the store because it’s just too easy to make. Why am I giving someone money when I can make it myself? It’s just tahini, chic peas, olive oil and some spices.
Sure, I looked up a recipe for my first batch, and they were all about making homemade tahini (sesame paste) and stuff like that. I took some basics from them and moved on. Now I’m at the point where there really is no recipe, I just put the stuff in the food processor, and see what happens. And what happens is a batch of delicious humus made with a $1.00 can of chic peas!
What started out as a dip for some veggies and toasted pita bred after a ride one day has now turned into to a daily addiction to a hummus wrap: my White Trash Hummus rolled up in a warm whole wheat pita with lettuce, or spinach, tomatoes, fat-free feta cheese, tomatoes, and sliced Kalamata olives.
Here’s what I do to make my White Trash Hummus:
- Rinse one can of chic peas with cold water, then add to food processor:
- Add in one about a tablespoon of tahini. Some folks add more, I don’t.
- Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and whatever spices you dig. I use garlic powder, paprika, some cyan pepper, plus salt and pepper to taste.
- Give the processor a few pulses and then drizzle in another tablespoon of olive oil.
- Once you get it nice and blended add in a tablespoon or three of water and mix until you get the consistency you desire.
Done. Eat it.
Obviously you don’t have to be as lazy as I am. You can follow a real recipe, add in fresh shit and all that. There are tons of recipes out there on the Google, but this is what I do. I can usually get about three days out of one recipe.
Not sure what the nutritional values are, but how bad could it be, it’s just olive oil, chic peas and tahini? Sure there’s some fat, but it’s hardly like eating a Big Mac. Mmmmmm…. Big Mac…