Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Alternative Hummus

I was really looking forward to pita sandwiches with tuna and edamame. Much to my dismay, I was out of tuna! How does that happen? Isn't there one magical can of tuna that never leaves your cupboard? Anyway, having already cooked and shelled the edamame, I decided to make a "fake" hummus with a can of garbanzo beans, sesame oil, and loads of garlic. I also toasted up the pita bread for some quick pita chips. Doesn't look half bad, does it? Recipe follows.

Alternative Hummus

1/2 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup edamame, cooked and shelled
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs sesame oil
3-5 tbs warm water
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, crushed

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor, blending until smooth. Add more water as needed until the hummus has reached the desired consistency.

Quick Pita Chips

Cut pita bread into wedges. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until golden and crispy.

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