One snack to rule them all! Of course I’m talking about hummus. I’m not sure if there was hummus in Middle Earth exactly, but I wouldn’t put it past hobbits to have it somewhere. If they knew one thing, it was definitely how to eat. 🙂
This is my go-to hummus when I’m looking for something versatile. It has a great mild flavor that is not only perfect with pita chips, tortilla chips, and veggies, but is also wonderful as a spread for sandwiches. Just imagine, if you will, some grilled zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes pilled on rustic bread with some hummus slathered on there just to be good ‘n fancy. Sounds like a delicious lunch to me!
And speaking of sandwiches, Pie, here is the queen of sandwich. Usually she doesn’t nose around in the kitchen too much when food is made, but when she sees the bread come out it’s a different story, especially when turkey is involved. Pie isn’t much of a meower, but when a sandwich is in the process of being assembled, she transforms into a great operatic singer. And she can really hit those high notes. I’m not sure if she’s singing her own version of The Marriage of Figaro, or if she’s just saying “Turkey! Turkey! Now, now now!” in cat, but whatever it is, it usually ends with Gus and Oliver coming over to inspect her. Of course, sometimes she meows like a psycho when she sees carrot sticks too. Have you ever had a cat meow for something she obviously wouldn’t want?
Back to the hummus now: like I said earlier, I usually make this mild so I can use it for a variety of different things, but feel free to give it some jazz hands! 🙂 Add some more cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes, or add some more sriracha. Sounds like a pretty good idea to me. And a heads up: if you’ve never tried hummus with a little splash of sesame oil, you’re missing out on the party.
Have a lovely tour through snack land! 😉
- 1 14.5 ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- A 5.3 ounce container of Greek Yogurt
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- ¼-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- a few shakes of hot sauce (sriracha, Cholula, etc.)
- Place all of the ingredients in a food processor (or Vitamix) and blend until smooth. Serve with pita chips, veggies, or on a sandwich.