Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Taco Hummus

Mark Bittman's hummus recipe
This taco seasoning recipe

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas, liquid reserved
  • 1/4-1/2 cup tahini, optional, with some of its oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus oil for drizzling
  • Juice of 1 lemon, plus more as needed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. Mix together first nine ingredients (through black pepper).
  2. Put all ingredients in a food processor and begin to process; add the chickpea liquid or water as needed to allow the machine to produce a smooth puree.
  3. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, and/or lemon juice.

Notes: We like to take hummus and vegetables as part of our work lunches; as Tim likes everything taco-flavored, I thought I'd mix it up a bit. It's tasty.

Tim's Rating: 8.5/10
Liz's Rating: 8.5/10


VeggieGirl said...

Love the spice!!

Stephanie said...

This sounds great! Have you ever tried making hummus with garbanzo beans that you let soak in water first? I did a few weeks back and it made me realize I need a much larger and stronger food processor.

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

That sounds delicious. My husband loves tacos. Maybe I can convince him to eat hummus if it tastes like tacos.

Joelen said...

I love the additional taco flavor you used in this - yum!

Liz said...

Stephanie-- I have tried it. You cooked the chickpeas after soaking, right? I didn't notice any difference in my food processor... maybe try cooking them a little longer next time?

KMAYS said...

Ooo, this looks like something my husband would absolutely love.

Maria said...

Looks great! I take hummus for lunch too, with Triscuits and veggies...and fruit for dessert! I will try this one!

WeezerMonkey said...

Ooh! I think I'd love this!

Cara said...

Sounds like great seaoning for hummus! I am trying to make roasted chickpeas tonight with Penzey's new chili seaoning, I bet the combination will be similar.

Sherri said...

Finally made this today. It is soooo good! Thank you. We will make this often!

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