Thursday, March 09, 2006

Thai Basil Hummus
I know, I know. I should have titled this blog "28 Cooks Hummus." But this recipe, which I received from good old E (who is not only my coworker, but in less than a week will be my neighbor) is really quite fantastic.
As I've said before, almost anything is good with a peanut sauce, and this hummus proves it. It's especially tasty with the fresh basil thrown in there.
Recently, someone suggested warming up hummus and tossing it over pasta or steamed vegetables. This would probably be the perfect hummus to use.

Thai Hummus

Thai Basil Hummus
2 (15oz) cans garbano beans, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp roasted peanut oil
2 tbsp peanut butter
juice and zest of 2 limes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c fresh basil leaves, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt/pepper to taste

Combine beans, oil, peanut butter, lime juice and zest, and garlic. *I use the potato masher to keep a great texture, but feel free to use a food processor* Stir in basil, pepper, salt, and pepper. Allow to chill for an hour or so, then serve and enjoy!

12 comments:

Special Sauce said...

And if you're really anti-peanut stuff, like one of our co-workers, feel free to omit the peanut butter, and subsitute olive for the peanut oil- it's equally tasty, yet different.

And yes, I will be expecting Hummus samples at my house on a near daily basis...

SusanV said...

Looks delicious!

holly_44109 said...

I love hummus too - although I've never tried making it myself :) Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Michele said...

Your recipes always make me drool... I love hummus **sigh** :)

vanessa said...

i am all for shaking up hummus. i love the stuff...but as i did in undergrad when i LIVED off of it, it can get monotonous. THIS looks delish. You're incredible.

karina said...

I love hummus with roasted vegetables - as a condiment. Yummy! [And I use peanut butter and lime in mine, too. It definitely kicks it up].

;-)

Mindy T. said...

Looks like another great hummus. I'll give it a try. I've been on a pear-blogging kick lately, but today posted about a spur-of-the-moment tofu and edamame and veggie and curry saute I came up with (and included a little poem I wrote about the humble bean curd). Hope you're enjoying life in the kitchen, that temple of delights...

http://mindycooks.blogspot.com

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ORC said...

Wonderful hummus! I make hummus a lot for my boys (10 and 8) and they love it. This one was a hit with everyone. After making the brownies, hummus and the patato chps in the microwave, we were all stuffed. My youngest said about 3 times "I cannot believe everything we ate was healthy, it was too good!!" I didn't have peanut oil so I used a touch of sesame oil instead, and chili powder instead of cayene and it still turned out great.

clouda9 said...

Great find for making something a little bit different. Added a link on my healthy snacks lens :)

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