I miss Trader Joe’s. Potato latkes and hummus were our two favorite things from there but I always ended up walking out with much much more. Sadly Trader Joe’s has not made it here and for some reason all of the other good brands of hummus are over $4 per container! Considering the fact that my husband could eat the entire container in one sitting that price just doesn’t do it for me. I decided to give it a shot and make my own! Deb from Smitten Kitchen makes everything look easy, even the bean peeling part, which she managed to do in 9 minutes! It took me 12, but with a little practice I might be able to catch up. Deb’s version doesn’t have any added spice so I went nuts and added several spicy ingredients to give it more of a bite.
I couldn’t get mine quite as smooth as hers, but I also was dying to try it so I didn’t process it for very long. I am sure I could tweak it more but I want to share this version with you anyway, because it was awesome and I am very proud of my first attempt at hummus! Warning: this is very spicy and garlicky so make sure you don’t have plans to be sitting near anyone who isn’t also going to be spicy and garlicky! My children banned me from kissing them and told me I was “stinky”. Aren’t they sweet?
Spicy Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus