Remember a while back when I professed my hatred for Garbanzo Beans? Check out this post if you are not familiar. Basically a restaurant job that I had a while back scarred me for life.
Now I’m sure you are wondering why in the world I would try hummus, when that is the main ingredient. There are a couple of reasons.
First – this blog is all about me trying new things, and there are SO many people out there that love Garbanzo Beans – or Chickpea’s if that is what you’d rather call them – that I thought I’d give them a try. Also, they are pretty darn nutritious as well, it definitely wouldn’t hurt to add them into by diet.
Second – my husband came home one night and asked me if I’d had hummus – he had just had it for the first time. He really liked it. He told me it tasted mostly like garlic – in dip form.
Honestly, it was mostly the second reason that convinced me to give this a try.
The recipe was not hard at all. That is one thing that I love about dips and spreads – the food processor does all of the work!
I keep going back and forth about weather I liked it or not. It definitely does have a strong garlic flavor – which is a good thing – but then sometimes I taste the beans and things its a little bit gross.
Overall I’d say that I like it enough to eat it if I’m really hungry, but I’m not sure if I’d buy it or order it for myself.
Ease: A, you really just throw a bunch of stuff into a food processor and blend!
Taste: B-/C+, I definitely did not dislike it as much as I thought I would. But I didn’t love it either.
Would I make it again? If I liked it more I definitely would! Mabye the taste will grow on me? Or I will get over my scars……..I think the first step is calling them chickpeas instead of garbanzos….
Today there is a great Blog Bake Sale going on over at Carrots N Cake! There are over 50 different items to bid on! Tina is donating all of the proceeds from the bake sale to Team for Kids – an organization that provides kids in low income areas with health and fitness education! I donated some of these:
Yes, those are dog treats. Olive approved! So go bid on these! Or one of the other delicious baked goods. If you have trouble deciding, I can help you out with the decision…..as long as you share….. 😉 Bid!