Having used up the entire jar of tahini a few months ago, I forgot all about making hummus on a regular basis. In the grocery store the other day, I found a teensy container of hummus with some flat pretzel bits in the container that had a price tag of $1.99 – BUT – on sale for $.99. I thought I would try it. So far it is still in the refrigerator, but I *did* make a huge batch of my own this afternoon.
I tossed a couple of cups of dried garbanzo beans, bay leaves, and some seasonings, into the pressure cooker, and an hour later they were ready to go. Love being able to do beans at my whim! I got out the food processor, put in about three quarters of the beans, a few globs of tahini, the juice of two smallish lemons, two small garlic cloves (ICK!), a fair amount of Vegesal, about a third of a big jar of Mezzetta marinated red peppers, and several splashes of balsamic vinegar.
I gave it a go, and stopped the machine when the mixture was still a bit chunky, but after tasting it, decided it needed a lot more Vegesal. So it got smoother than I had planned. Smooth is how it is supposed to be, but I wanted it chunky. Oh, well. Next time.
I topped it with some regular sesame seeds and some smoked paprika. I think you’re supposed to drizzle olive oil on it when serving, but I’m not clear what the point of that is, so I didn’t do it.
We dipped a few Triscuits into the mixture before going back to work on our camper van. The grounding lug had come loose from the battery bank, so some fancy footwork needed to take place to reattach it. I was able to provide some assistance, so we actually got the task accomplished.
Now we are ready to get the new charger/converter and new batteries, and we will be all set to have an adventure.