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#1 Old 06-06-2006, 01:22 PM
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I tried making it a while ago but it was really gross. I think maybe it was a bad recipe. So I decided to try again, I love chickpeas, and this one seemed to come out a little better. Kind of garlicky but I don't mind that so much.

The question is, now what to do with it? I see a lot of people eat it in sandwiches or use it as a dip but it's *very* thick, like a paste. Do you do something to thin it out or use something else to make the sandwich, as a whole, more moist? I bought WW pita pockets but I'm not sure I can eat a sandwich so dry. I was thinking maybe a thin slice of tomato but I'm not really fond of them and I don't know how they would taste with it?

I just want to use it before it goes bad. Any ideas on what to do with it, even outside sandwiches or dips, is much appreciated!


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#2 Old 06-06-2006, 01:26 PM
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i like it in a pita pocket with lots of veggies--esp cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce...that's really all i do with it other than dipping veggies in it...it is thicker than most dips--if you want it thinner you can add some of the liquid from the can of chickpeas when you're blending it...
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#3 Old 06-06-2006, 01:30 PM
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If it's too thick you might want to try adding something like ranch dressing (not to the hummus but on the sandwich or as a seperate dip for veggies).

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If it's too dry, just add a little water or olive oil. I eat it on chips, cracker, on a piece of toast, on sliced veggies, in sandwiches ...but my favorite is in a falafel wrap: Wrap, hummus, falafel, pea sprouts, a little red onion, tahini sauce and tomato. Yum.
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i don't mind it being thick at all. and tomatoes are my favorite thing to eat with hummus, but not a lot of people hold the same opinion.

you can also put it on pizza as someone recently suggested in another thread. and if it's too dry on a sandwich why not put a dressing on, i'd say like a vinegrette dressing or italian.
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#6 Old 06-06-2006, 02:28 PM
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Take the hummus & mix it w/ crumbled tempeh & spread on some bread-yuummmy.
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I love hummus - but my husband did not like my constant hummus breath - especially at bedtime. I now make it without the garlic, and it's delicious! I flavor it with lemon juice, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. Tahini and olive oil are mandatory. I love it too much to make much with it, so I just eat it out of the bowl with pita chips or celery stalks (when I'm feelign pudgy!).

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I dip veggies in it. Or just eat it with a spoon. It makes a nice snack when I wanted something at night but don't want to be too full.

If you are not vegan, I heard about a recipe where you fill the hummus in hard boiled egg halved - like a deviled egg.
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hmmm... i vaguely remember mixing some left over hummus with some mashed boiled potato once (to make it a little denser and less sloppy) and then rolling it in cornmeal and rice flour -making a load of little mild hummus potato croquette kind of things. they were good!

when my hummus is too thick i tend to add a little olive oil or water and some lemon juice (i like the tang!). i also i really like it with dry roasted cumin seeds in too.

i think hummus is really good with steamed broccolli and lemon juice (dip the broccolli in the hummus), with rosemary oven roasted zuccinni, parsnips, carrots, and baby tomatoes, and nutloaf, as a filling for baked potatoes with salad, and with garlic roasted baby potatoes and peas. i bet it would be good on garlic bread too.
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Most of the ways above are ways I like to eat hummus too (all of the vegan ones, actually).

I also like to make wraps with lavosh, tortillas or large lettuce leaves filled with hummus and veggies (shredded carrots, beets, sliced cucumber etc.).

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In celery sticks. YUM!

In a "salad" sandwich with lots of "juicy" veggies like sprouts, peppers, spinich, cucumber...(I like tomato but if you don't, then skip it)...

Thinned with oil and lemon and used as a salad dressing.

Stuffed in mushroom caps and broiled 'till the mushrooms are soft... some people think warm hummus is weird but I love it in mushrooms.

I personally cannot STAND pita bread (*looks around nervously - sorry, I can still be in the veggie club, can't I?*). I think it's tasteless, hard, dry, crumbly and hard to work with and I have tried a LOT of brands and recipes...

But...I love hummus spread pretty thin on sourdough toast that has just a smidge of veg. margerine to make it spread easier... not a low cal. snack but great as a late-night munchie...
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Originally Posted by Tofu-N-Sprouts View Post

I personally cannot STAND pita bread (*looks around nervously - sorry, I can still be in the veggie club, can't I?*). I think it's tasteless, hard, dry, crumbly and hard to work with and I have tried a LOT of brands and recipes...

Have you ever had fresh, warm pita bread at a middle eastern restaurant? I have been disappointed with store bought pita bread, because it is really dry and falls apart easily, but I love the kind i'm served at restaurants.\\

Personally, I buy sun dried tomato hummus from whole foods, and I love it on tortilla chips.
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We ate it last night on a pizza with caramalized red onion and roasted red peppers and it was scrummy. I posted the recipe in the recipe section.

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I eat it in sandwiches and in wraps and as a dip, but my favorite way is to put it on a rye crisp with chopped tomatoes and green onions and sprinkle with a little kosher salt. It's my favorite snack (especially in the afternoon with a tall cold glass of iced tea).
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celery, cucumbers, tomato slices, pita bread, salads, and on your finger

i live for hummus
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Wow, you all sure like your hummus!

Thanks so much, I have plenty of suggestions now. This is really the first time I've made something I didn't have any plans for. I made it yesterday, put it in the fridge overnight, pulled it out today, took a taste and thought "Well, now what?" lol

Now I know!

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I like mine thinner so I add some water to the recipe. I like to dip tortilla chips in it. I like mine a little spicy and add some cayenne pepper. I've had hummus at a restaurant on cucumber slices that were pretty darn good. Now only if garlic didn't give me heartburn...

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I just eat it with a spoon from the container
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i eat it straight, on veggies, on apple slices (fuji), as a base for pizza, spread on ww nut bread for sammies, wrapped with veggies inww tortillas, as a topping for falafel, as a spread/topping for baked tofu..
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I finally tried my hummus today. I put it in the pita with a sprinkling of nutritional yeast and some sliced green olives. It was very yummy. Since a couple of you said the thickness doesn't normally affect it at all, I just forged ahead with no thinner.


It was quite good. I plan on trying the pizza recipe and a few of the other ideas (stuffed mushrooms sounds great). Thanks for all the suggestions!

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Originally Posted by VegWithEdge View Post

and on your finger

i live for hummus

Ah. I almost said that too. I have a hard time being good at Middle Easter restaurants.

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I added some sour supreme to my hummus and it was awesome.
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#23 Old 06-07-2006, 09:59 PM
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Add it to soup.
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#24 Old 06-09-2006, 10:14 PM
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i also don't care much for pita bread!

I get the middle eastern flat bread at trader joes, slather it w/hummus, then some tzatziki (sp?), then sprouts, then tomato, and cukes if I got 'em and eat it! SO good!

It's also good (to my surprise) on tortilla chips.

i loves me some hummus. I want to brach out to other flavors.
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#25 Old 06-11-2006, 08:07 PM
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i made homemade hummus for the first time a few days ago... wow heaven

i also discovered that red pepper hummus taste good if u spread it on top of a boca burger
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#26 Old 06-11-2006, 08:31 PM
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Mary, if there's any left, I think your hummus may have gone bad by now!
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I once put some hummous inside my roomates pillowcase after he broke my favorite coffee mug.
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#28 Old 06-12-2006, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MrFalafel View Post

I once put some hummous inside my roomates pillowcase after he broke my favorite coffee mug.

Goes to show that hummus is the all pupose miracle food!
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