Posted by: 4whateveritsworth | January 30, 2012

Something different for Super Bowl Sunday: Guaca-hummus or Hummus-acado?

You may have read a previous post of mine for Hummus in a Hurry.  It couldn’t be any easier to make your own hummus.

Recently I saw a posting for Green Garbanzo Guacamole.  I wasn’t able to find frozen green garbanzo beans so I decided to play around with the recipe. One thing led to another and here’s what I created:

Guaca-hummus or Hummus-acado : Call it what you wish, but either way you’ll like it!

2 cloves of garlic (chopped) (more, if you are a garlic fan)

1 can of garbanzo beans (chick peas), ranging in size from 15 to 19 ounces (drain the liquid BUT be sure to save it for use in the recipe)

Fresh squeezed lime juice (I used one large lime plus some extra lime that I happened to have around – – about 1/3 more lime. Again, if you like the flavor of limes, add more to your liking.)

2 Tablespoons of  tahini

1/2 c. chopped cilantro

1/2 of a red onion, chopped (You can use a yellow onion, but the red onion is generally sweeter. If you prefer, wait and sprinkle this in at the end to maintain the crunchy texture.)

a dash of salt (optional – I omitted it since the canned chick peas contained salt)

1 Tablespoons olive oil

1 avocado, cut in half, scooped out

1 jalapeno pepper (optional) – I added one large jalapeno pepper after removing the seeds

Add all of the above ingredients  to a food processor (or blender) and blend well to a smooth consistency. If the mixture is too dry, gradually add some of the drained liquid from the can of chick peas until the consistency is to your liking. I added approximately 1/4 cup. For creamier hummus, add more liquid.

Adjust flavor, adding more garlic, lime or any other spices you prefer.  If you’d like, you can add a chopped tomato to the mixture.

Scoop it up with fresh pita or pita chips, fresh veggies or crackers. Add it to a salad, or spread it on a sandwich. So many great ways to enjoy this versatile game day or any day recipe!

Until my next post, 4 whatever it’s worth…..

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