8/30/13

Recipe: Hatch Chile Hummus



If you’ve never made hummus at home, you need to try this recipe.  Hummus is very easy to make.  There are only a handful of ingredients and you basically just dump everything into a food processor, mix and you’re done!


Ingredients: garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic, 
Hatch green chile peppers, olive oil, paprika, parsley

If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender or immersion hand mixer.

Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor,
blender or with an immersion blender.

The unique ingredient that gives hummus its delicious flavor is tahini.  Tahini is sesame seed paste.  It is similar to natural peanut butter, in that it separates into solid paste and oil.  You must mix it well before measuring for a recipe to combine the oil into the paste.  Tahini can sometimes be tricky to find in the grocery store.  At Market Street, it’s in the Kosher aisle.

And of course, the star of the recipe, New Mexican Hatch green chile peppers!  For the best flavor, use fresh (frozen) roasted green chiles.  If you don’t have any fresh on hand, canned green chile will do. 

Hummus is best served with fresh vegetable sticks (carrot, celery, bell peppers, cucumbers) or the more traditional way to eat hummus, pita chips.


 
Makes 2 cups
Time:  10 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
(Full Circle Organic are a Dietitian’s Top Pick!)
1/3 cup tahini
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic, halved
8 oz. Hatch green chile peppers, diced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch paprika
1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

Directions:

1. Place garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic and Hatch green chiles in a food processor.  Mix until combined into a smooth consistency.  Transfer to a serving dish.  (A flat dish is preferred over a bowl for more surface area for the olive oil.)

2. Drizzle olive oil over the hummus.  Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.

Adapted from AllRecipes.com

Leftover hummus?  Try this hummus-crusted chicken breast for dinner.  Looks delicious!

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