Feta and Olive Hummus


Deconstructed hummus...you'll find out why

When an idea comes to us it could signal something good, or it might foreshadow an oncoming disaster.  Take for example our decision to refinish Mark’s childhood furniture to use in our den. See? Good decision. Now consider our decision to eat funfetti frosting out of the can with a spoon. Some may argue not our best decision.

But today we decided to puree some of our favorite things into a hummus. How often can you combine some of your favorite things into one really wonderful creation that is just as good as its parts? Not often, and we will prove it to you:

  1. Peanut butter cups melted on everything bagels…no thanks
  2. Chicken parm drizzled with a Starbucks macchiato…we’ll pass
  3. Pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes with crumbly bleu cheese…we’re appalled
  4. Godiva chocolate brownies baked with Cape Cod chips…a vile thought
  5. Macaroni and cheese drizzled with homemade vanilla extract…could it get any worse?
  6. Yes it could: cream of broccoli soup milkshake

You get the point, right? Now if you are seriously pondering #4 or if you can’t 100% agree with #6 then we should probably go our separate ways.

So let your last thought of us be about this amazing Greek-Middle Eastern fusion that takes seconds to make and even less time to eat the entire bowl.

You’ll need:
1 can of drained garbanzo beans (about 15 oz)
½ cup of pitted kalamata olives (make it a heaping ½ cup)
3 tablespoons of crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup tahini
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon of cumin
Pinch (or two) of salt

What is so insanely simple and foolproof about this idea is that you can throw everything together in the food processor and pulse until at your desired consistency. You may need to add a little water to the mixture to loosen it up if you so desire, but it is entirely up to you.

A little warning: tahini is an interesting substance. It is sesame paste but is the consistency of watery peanut butter. We can’t quite decide how we feel about tahini. It is a paste? Is it an oil?  One thing for sure, it’s a little weird.

Now what is totally embarrassing is that when we finished making this we threw it right into a container and fled to a family dinner where it was devoured before we could take a final picture.

So sorry! But use your imagination…it was sweetly arranged in a metal bowl with slices of pita bread.




One response »

  1. Can’t believe you didn’t photograph it, I can attest, IT WAS FABULOUS! You’ll have to make it again REAL SOON and make sure you take a picture! xoxo

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