I have a tendency to overdo things.
Bigger...Bolder...Spicier...these are words I like!!
When I first started cooking my spice cabinet became my favorite new toy and anything I made included at least 10 of my little friends. Some of their names being garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes among my best buddies.
We were having a great time but the romance couldn’t last.
As much as I loved the kick of flavor my friends added to my new creations it was sometimes just too much. It took me a long time to realize that MORE isn’t always BETTER…I know, it's a hard to accept.
Eventually the romance faded and my favorite buddies and I saw each other less and less...which allowed hummus like this to be born.
Simple and yet PERFECT…
1 15-19oz can Garbanzo Beans (aka chick peas)
2 Heads Roasted Garlic (click for how to roast garlic)
10 Large Basil leaves
¼ - ½ cup Olive Oil
Combine everything besides oil in a food processor and pulse. Stream in olive oil while your food processor is on until you get a smooth consistency.
- As with many dips and hummus the longer this sits in the fridge the better it tastes
- Don’t be afraid of salt! This needs quite a bit!