I started with chickpeas in my mini food processor blending them. I then added 2 cloves of chopped garlic and a few good squirts of lemon juice. Blended that all up and thought it wasn't the consistency that I wanted so I went to the fridge to see if I had any sour cream. Sadly I was out of sour cream and thought okay well let's try mayonnaise. I added about 1/4 cup of mayo and then had a taste. I felt it wasn't zippy enough and needed something else. Into the spice cupboard I went and I found the perfect accompaniment .... salsa chilpotle sauce. I added about six dashes of it and had another taste. Satisfied with the taste I got out some crackers and spread the hummus onto the crackers. Yum!
If you do try my recipe, please come back and let me know what you thought of it.
Recipe for Hummus
1 can of chickpeas
2 cloves of garlic chopped (add more for a stronger garlic taste)
1/4 cup of Helman's Mayonnaise (or your mayo of choice)
1 tbs. of lemon juice
4-6 dashes of chipolte sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
Blend everything really well in a food processor.
- Spread on crackers
- Use in a pita
- Spread on a tortilla shell
- Use as a dip for veggies
If you have any leftovers be sure to store in an air tight container. Hummus can be refrigerated for up to three days.