Thursday, November 4, 2010

MoFo 4: An Ode to Hummus

I have found my absolute most-favorite "plain" hummus recipe in the whole wide world! This is the creamy hummus from Vive le Vegan! and it's sooooo good. This is not just my opinion by the way; my boyfriend and several of his friends have also attested to this fact. It's made even more amazing by topping with a bit more extra-virgin olive oil and paprika. What makes this hummus so great is all the lemon juice; not only is it perfectly creamy, but it's also mouth-smackingly tart. And garlicky. Oh man, I'm in love. This has been the only hummus I've made in months because I just can't get enough. For all of you that love hummus out there (this should be everyone!) you have to try this one!

Dreena knows her hummus. In Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan there's an entire chapter devoted to this lovely food. I've made a few of them: Curry Chickpea, Peanut-Sesame, and Black Bean Orange (which I don't have a photo or post for as of yet; when I do it will obviously be showcased in the same Pyrex bowl as all the others, lol). When I made a cookbook as a gift for a couple friends of mine who were getting married I was sure to include plenty of hummus recipes because they have always been big fans of the hummus I brought to parties. In fact, I was told in no uncertain terms that I was to always bring hummus with me. This is my secret weapon to be loved at parties--now it's out. Do with it what you will, but I hope it's used to make the world a better, more hummus-filled place...

Now, for a MoFo Roundup! Here are some cool blog-happenings today:

1) Butternut Rancheros over at PPK. Looks and sounds delicious!

2) Thanksgiving meal ideas from Chloe over at her blog. The Harvest-stuffed Portobello Mushrooms look fabulous. I'm a big fan of cashews in my food and I always seem to forget that until I see a recipe that calls for it and I'm sucked in (the pineapple quinoa cashew stir fry from Veganomicon is a perfect example of this).

3) Kathy from Lunch Box Bunch has a recipe for Cool Mint Chocolate Rice Crispy Squares today. I have not had a rice crispy treat since becoming vegan and I used to love them. I need to get on that, maybe with this recipe.

4) Meet The Shannons has a Vegan French Dip Sandwich. No, I'm not blows my mind too! It looks great.

Want another chance to win a book? Hannah at Bittersweet has a copy of The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life: Cruelty-Free Crafts, Recipes, Beauty Secrets and More
by Melisser up for grabs. Check it out!


  1. OK, first of all, I think every vegan blog should have a mandatory "Ode to Hummus" post. It is the food of the gods! Lately I have been dreaming of a hummus party... everyone brings their favorite hummus recipe, and their fave things to eat with hummus. Also, I totally agree about this specific recipe. It is my go-to recipe, every time. I love it. AND it's so cool that you're doing roundups! right on!

  2. @Amey: that would be one awesome party!

    Glad you like the round-ups. You were featured on day 1!

  3. I have been looking for the perfect hummus recipe! Mine never turns out right so I always but it. I think it is because I don't have the heart to use a lot of oil.

  4. @lazysmurf: this recipe doesn't actually call for as much oil as others I've tried. It has 2-3 tablespoons tahini and than a couple tablespoons EVOO. That's a lot if you eat it all in one sitting, but that *almost* never happens.

    Try it out and I hope you like it!