Mmmmm Hummus w/Green Chile

Filed in Gather Food Essential by on December 28, 2007 0 Comments

A few days ago, a friend invited me and the family for Christmas Day. She said to make appetizers and bring some with me. So, I love to make hummus. She loves it too and I knew she would love it. I adapted a recipe I found on one of the Yahoogroups a long time ago. It called for fresh red chiles, which I can't find at this time of the year. Instead I used dried green chile I bought at a chile festival last year and it came out great.

Green Chile Hummus

adapted from The Global Vegetarian by Jay Solomon

Serves 12

2 tbsp green chile powder* see note

1-15 oz can chickpeas, drained

1/2 cup plain yogurt

3/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)

juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more for a smooth paste

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp ground cumin

3/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp cilantro, minced

Place chickpeas in food processor fitted with an S blade. Puree. It will be quite thick. Drizzle in some olive oil until you get a smooth consistency. Add remaining ingredients and pulse a few more times.

With spatula, remove to serving bowl and serve with fresh veggies and taco chips.

Makes about 2 cups of hummus

Original called for 2 ripe red chiles.

Risa's notes:

* Green chile powder is not easy to find. If you can find it, use it. If not, then use a can of green chiles that are drained of their juices. Dry them off well. Puree with the remaining ingredients.

If you wish a more toasty flavor, use the fresh chiles and roast them on a grill OR under the broiler for 4-6 minutes. Turn occasionally.



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