Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hummus Wraps - Sept 13, 2011

A simple and fresh meal is always a great addition to your repertoire. It's hard to get any simpler than this. I made a big batch of hummus in preparation for some house guests Nick and I were hosting this past weekend. I like to have easy snacks to pull out whenever needed for company. Hummus works great for this purpose. Pull out some pretzels, crackers and assorted vegetables for dipping and you have great little spread to serve at an impromptu happy hour. I like to make mine without tahini as I find it to be a bit too rich for me. My hummus is simply cooked garbanzo beans, a few cloves of garlic, fresh lemon juice, and enough olive oil drizzled in while the food processor is on to get it to the consistency that I like, which is quite a bit thicker than your average purchased hummus.  I season the finished product with salt and pepper, and sometimes smoked Spanish paprika.

Since I had it prepared, we decided to use it, along with some romaine lettuce, chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and red peppers to make up some wraps for dinner. It's always a good idea to taste test foods you're planning on serving to guests. As my friend Sarah likes to say, "Quality control is important."
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Jaime said...


Sorry I've been absent from the blog for a while. Been traveling almost non-stop for a month, but home now for a bit and looking forward to getting back to cooking for myself and Richie!


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