My last attempt at hummus was a dismal failure, due mostly to my ignorance about what ingredients were necessary. Since then I have been scouting for commercial tahini, and coming up empty.
With a new batch of fresh-roasted red peppers on hand, I could stand it no longer, so I purloined about half of my just-made supply of garbanzo beans and started over. I put the beans into the food processor and whirled them around a bit, then added the red peppers, a couple of shakes of sesame seeds, and a good dollop of sesame oil. Then whirled it mercilessly a bit more. Then came some seasonings: Montreal Steak Seasoning, Cajun seasoning, oregano, Vegesal, onion powder, a few grains of mild red pepper, and lime juice – and more whirling.
It turned out well, but next time (or maybe tomorrow) I will add some Balsamic vinegar, and a tad more lime juice.
What other things do you put in homemade hummus?