I discovered hummus about five years ago and was hooked because I love beans. But, there was a flavor I couldn't pinpoint that seemed 'off' to me, so I did some research and found out it was the tahini I didn't care for.
Which is weird, because tahini and garbanzo beans are what make hummus hummus. Without tahini, you just have beans.
Or, so I thought. I played around with the recipe and came up with my own. If you're a traditional hummus fan, you might not like this recipe. If you enjoy any kind of hummus, you'll be happy.
The nice thing about this recipe is that the measurements are flexible. Aside from the two cans of beans, you can adjust the amount of the other ingredients to your personal preference. I vary it a bit every time (depending on what I have on hand) and I always love it.
And eat whole thing in a few days.
Here's my T-free Hummus recipe:
8 T. Olive oil (or flax oil. Sometimes I use half olive oil, half flax oil - flax oil has all kinds of health benefits)
1 can garbanzo beans AND 1 can great northern white beans (for creaminess) - drain both.
Garlic -1-3 cloves, whatever you like.
Lemon juice - 1 T, or more if you like a tart flavor. You can also use lime juice, if you prefer.
Spices: turmeric, cumin, basil - 1 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons of each, to taste. (I use 1 t.)
Salsa, your favorite - 1/4 to 1/2 a C.
(Options: half a can of black olives, 1 roasted red pepper)
Whirl drained beans and peeled garlic cloves in the food processor until fairly smooth.
Add oils and lemon juice and spices. Whirl some more. (Add optionals - drained - and whirl again.)
Lastly, add the salsa, a little bit at a time until you get the consistency you like. If you like chunky, pulse the machine. If you like smooth, whirl away.
Store, covered, in 'fridge, for up to two weeks. Mine never lasts that long.
For those of you who don't care about hummus and are looking for an update on Mom...
...she's waiting for two doctor appointments.
One with a back doc to see what can be done about her compression fracture.
One with an endocrinologist who will look further into the nodules on her thyroid that were discovered during her last lung X-ray. Hopefully, we will get these appointments scheduled tomorrow.
Mom continues to have some pain, but her pain meds enable her to scoot around in her wheelchair. They also make her sleepy, so she rests a lot.
She's going to be 91 next month, so a good nap is always helpful.
Here she is getting her glasses back on after said nap.
She gets her four staples out tomorrow - YAY! She's eager to get her hair washed.
She also sees her humorous humerus surgeon tomorrow. We are expecting to hear that she can begin more aggressive therapy on that repaired arm. She might be swinging from the trees soon.
Hope your Sunday is restful, and that you don't need any doctor appointments this week.
If you don't have any tahini in the house, it's the perfect time to make T-free Hummus.