My husband, on the other hand, will eat just about anything. For over 20 years, he has tried to broaden my horizons, and he has had a modicum of success (i.e., pad thai), but mostly, I happily eat the things I like and he eats gross stuff and all is good.
Hummus is one of those foods that my husband has tried and tried to get me to eat, but I always turned it down, finding it grainy and kind of flavorless. Then a 5 year old offered me some of hers, which I had to eat to be polite, and I decided it wasn't so bad after all.
I was shopping at Aldi not long after that and found they not only had tubs of hummus, they had tubs of ROASTED RED PEPPER hummus. Now, that's a horse of a different color! I bought a tub and a bag of pretzels, and I was hooked.
Found on menumusings.blogspot.com
AND I HAD EVERY, SINGLE INGREDIENT IN MY KITCHEN AND DIDN'T HAVE TO GO TO THE STORE FOR ANY OF IT! Canned garbanzo beans. Tahini (a husband purchase). Lemon juice. A jar of roasted red peppers (another husband purchase). Garlic (I used the roasted garlic from "G is for Garlic"). Cayenne pepper. Kosher salt. Cumin (which I think smells like feet, but it tastes good). Olive oil.
And it was fast! Which was a good thing, because, due to the discovery of ants in my entry hall who were venturing into my kitchen, all of which is a story for another letter, I had all of ten minutes to make it and clean it up before I had to take my daughter to volleyball practice. The Pinterest directions said to throw it in the food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Which I did.
|Ingredients quite literally thrown into the food processor.|
|After whirring it together for a few minutes.|
The consistency was a little grainy compared to the store-bought version, and it was a little looser (runnier? softer? Ick - none of those sound very appetizing) than Aldi's hummus. My husband did a taste test for me later in the evening and pronounced it very good, although he thought it could use a little more cayenne and garlic. Easily remedied.
|Top is mine. Bottom is Aldi's.|