Thursday, August 26, 2010


At my house, you don't buy hummus, you make it. I keep a jar of tahini paste in the fridge anytime I have a craving for the stuff. Normally made with chickpeas, I find this twist, Boiled Peanut Hummus, to be extra tasty and it couldn't be any easier to prepare. Simply dump all of the ingredients in your food processor, whirl, and you're done.

Of coarse it's yummy to dunk your pita chips in, but have you ever tried it as a sandwich spread? Can you say loads-of-flavor without all of the fat and calories of most bread spreads, i.e. mayonnaise. (Sorry, mayo. I know you know how much I love you, but I'm 37 now and I can't invite you to lunch anymore in that capacity. I must save you for the more crucial foods such as potato salad, chicken salad, and deviled eggs. I promise, it's not you, it's totally me and my decreased metabolism.)

Anyway, let me know what you think!

Note: Tahini paste has a wonderfully nutty aroma and is made of ground sesame seeds (a little peanut butter-esk without the sugar, of course.) Look for it at Publix, Walmart, and Mediterranean markets.


Boiled Peanut Hummus:
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