I’ve been enjoying store bought flavored hummus on crackers lately. My friend (the one who introduced me to Los Poblanos) brought some home made hummus to a group meeting once. She told us it was easy to make. So, I decided to use some of the chile I had left over
from our last box to make Green Chile Hummus to serve as a snack to our niece and her husband. I found this basic recipe for hummus at About.com. I could not find tahini in our local grocery store, so I consulted several sites and figured out how to make my own. The green chile flavor was a nice compliment to the sesame flavor.
- ½ cup toasted sesame seeds
- 2-3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1-16 ounce can chick peas
- ¼ cup of the liquid from the chick peas
- ½ cup chopped roasted green chile
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Place sesame seeds and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil in a food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Add additional sesame oil if necessary.
- Drain chick peas, reserving ¼ cup of the liquid. Add chick peas and reserved liquid, chile, garlic, salt, and olive oil to food processor. Process until hummus reaches desired consistency.