These pretzels are making me thirsty!

February 11th, 2014 7:34 pm by Kelly Garbato

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So I started off slow this afternoon with a batch of Classic Hummus from The Oh She Glows Cookbook.

(Actually, I also made those Broccoli and Cashew Cheese-Quinoa Burritos for dinner as promised – BUT my pictures turned out kind of blah, so I’m gonna take another stab at it tomorrow. Sorry but no burrito post today, folks. I will say that I’m happily stuffed. Spoilers!)

I’ve never been able to replicate the smooth creaminess of store-bought hummus…until now! Well, sorta. Liddon recommends removing the skins of the chickpeas for a smoother blend. And it worked! Mostly. It’s close to the commercial blends, but not quite as creamy. Maybe 90% there. Which isn’t bad…

Only it took forever to skin all those chickpeas. (I wasn’t even aware that chickpeas had skins. YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY.) As in nearly an hour! It almost would have been faster to make the 45 minute trip (one way!) to the nearest Price Chopper to buy a tub of Sabra Hummus. Egads.

Luckily, the hummus turned out wonderfully after all that tedium. Normally I like my hummus with a little extra flavor – roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, you name it – but for a “plain” hummus, this is pretty damn tasty. Definitely worth it for those days when you find yourself snowed in and chasing a hummus fix.

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One Response to “These pretzels are making me thirsty!”

  1. Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas » V for Vegan: Says:

    […] This was my first time making roasted chickpeas EVER (!), and now I’m totally kicking myself for not trying them sooner. They’re really tasty and easy to make and – here’s the best part – NO SKINNING REQUIRED! […]

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