Hummus is one of our favorite everyday recipes, partly because it packs such a flavorful wallop and partly because it’s so darned easy to make. Blend just a few common ingredients, adjust your seasonings and voila! We especially like it spiked with some of our Fat Cat Caribbean Curry sauce, which gives the classic Mediterranean dip a complex twist, thanks to the chili sauce’s sweet start and spicy finish. We think it makes the perfect party dip.
Here’s what we did:
1 can of garbanzo beans (appx. 15 oz.), drained
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds, toasted, or 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
3 large cloves of garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons of tahini or sesame paste
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon (for garnish)
1 – 2 tablespoons of Fat Cat Caribbean Curry Sauce (depending on desired level of spiciness)
Pinch of paprika (for garnish)
Salt and pepper to taste
Toast cumin in a dry pan until fragrant, about 30 seconds over medium heat.
Add garlic, cumin, tahini, garbanzo beans, parsley and1 tablespoon of Fat Cat Caribbean Curry Sauce into a food processor and blend until all ingredients are pulverized and combined, about 1 minute.
With processor still going, stream in the olive oil until the mixture takes on a creamy consistency, about 1-2 minutes more.
Add lemon juice and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Also, add more Fat Cat Caribbean Curry Sauce if more spiciness is desired. Blend to combine.
Scoop into serving bowl. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Serve with pita chips.