Hummus Three Ways

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Hummus Three Ways

Ingredients

RED BELL PEPPER HUMMUS

  • 2 - 15 ounce cans chickpeas
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1.5 t kosher salt
  • Dash soy sauce
  • Dash tamari
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped (reserve some for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 1/2 cup red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ t black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ t chipotle pepper, to taste

ROASTED PINE NUTS HUMMUS

  • 2 - 15 ounce cans chickpeas
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts, lightly roasted
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1.5 t kosher salt
  • Dash soy sauce
  • Dash tamari
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 1/2 cup red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ t black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, lightly roasted (reserved for garnish)
  • 1 sprig rosemary, minced (reserved for garnish)

GREEN OLIVE HUMMUS

  • 2 - 15 ounce cans chickpeas
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1.5 t kosher salt
  • Dash soy sauce
  • Dash tamari
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 3/4 cup green olives, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cups Tahini
  • 1/2 cups red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ t black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ t chipotle pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup green olives, finely sliced (reserved for garnish)

SERVE WITH:

  • 2 pita, cut in 1/8s
  • 1 bags baby carrots
  • 1 cucumbers, sliced

My friends at Les Dames d’Escoffier shared this wonderful recipe or should I say recipes. Guests love them – they’re perfect for entertaining any time of the year… serve with pita slices, cucumbers and carrots. Enjoy!

RED BELL PEPPER HUMMUS
In a food processor, add the drained chickpeas, garlic, salt, soy, tamari, lemon juice. Process until mixed. Add tahini paste, red onion, chipotle, pepper, red bell pepper and mix well. Taste and correct seasonings. Chill thoroughly. Garnish with reserved and minced red bell pepper.

ROASTED PINE NUTS HUMMUS
In a food processor, add the drained chickpeas, garlic, salt, soy, tamari, lemon juice. Process until mixed. Add tahini paste, red onion, pepper, and roasted pine nuts and mix well. Taste and correct seasonings. Chill thoroughly. Garnish with reserved pine nuts and minced rosemary.

GREEN OLIVE HUMMUS
In a food processor, add the drained chickpeas, garlic, salt, soy, tamari, lemon juice. Process until mixed. Add tahini paste, red onion, chipotle, pepper, green olives and mix well. Taste and correct seasonings. Chill thoroughly. Garnish with finely sliced green olives.

TO SERVE
Serve each portion of 3 hummus with 3 1/8 slices of pita, 3 baby carrots and 3 slices cucumber

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