Plastic Hummus...Can it be saved?
So I was watching Delicious Destinations & had a major hankering for some authentic hummus. I had 2 cans of organic chickpeas instead of dried, so I followed this epicurious recipe: https://www.epicurious.....
For the first time, I actually peeled the skins off (never again) the chickpeas and then I boiled them for 20 minutes, as the recipe states, before putting them in my Vitamix. I normally use the food processor but I was feeling like it was a special occasion that deserved the extra zip of the blender.
I added the juice of two lemons & zest, a little olive oil, salt and, as the recipe stated, some of the reserved liquid the chickpeas cooked in.
My vitamix was making extremely terrible grinding noises and was struggling. Panicking, I added more of the liquid, oil & lemon juice, but the blender still wasn't spinning, to the point where I was thinking I was breaking it over this, so I stopped it.
The end result: plastic looking hummus...so gelatinous that the entire thing could be spooned out and "molded" into something. Its like clay or play-dough...see image below. Its likely the ugliest thing I've ever made.
I spent all this time on this hummus...something that normally takes me 8 minutes at the most to make so...How the heck do I fix it??
I can’t eat raw garlic so I’ve used prepared horseradish instead. I also generally use less tahini, because that’s my preference. You can make it really lemony if you like, and it blends up perfectly in the Vitamix.
Also, canned beans do not need boiling/cooking, just fyi
Anyway, thank you for reading & responding, I really appreciate it! I have my fingers crossed on this one…
The plastic sounded disastrous!
I'm trying different hummus recipes (so far haven't had the patience for the one that requires peeling) and machines (regular blender, hand blenders, etc).
Good to know as I work on variations.
I still just like making it in my food processor