Friday, August 13, 2010

Because it's HOT! HOT! HOT!: Asian Style Hummus

Living with my Vietnamese sister in law the last five months I've been experimenting with more Asian spices and flavors (using some of the staples she's added to the cupboard collection). This is my favorite hummus and I am a hummus junkie. Really, you must make this. It's exotic, refreshing and down right tasty. And perfect for a hot day with Persian cucumbers to dip in.

1 can garbanzo beans
1 Tbsp tahini
1 tsp minced ginger
1-2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp chili sesame oil (or more if you like it hot)
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp lime/lemon juice (
2 Tbsp chopped scallions
2 Tbsp chopped Thai basil or mint
sesame seeds for decor (I would have used black if I had them)

Whirl the ginger, tahini, garlic, oils,soy sauce, lime juice, and vinegar in food processor until smooth. Add the drained garbanzo beans and blend until smooth. Add the scallions and Thai basil and whirl again until incorporated. Pour into a bowl and top with sesame seeds and drizzle with toasted sesame oil if desired. This is amazing with Persian or English cucumbers.

Please make this, it's so good!


Helen said...

Do you love hummus as much as I do? I eat it for breakfast :) In the recent Sex and the City movie, while in Abu Dhabi Samantha smeared it on her face for her wrinkles!

Seriously, this Asian style hummus sounds fantastic. I do enjoy a bit of heat in my dips. I must give this a try soon!

p.s. I made one of your Smackdown olive oil cakes recently! The one from someone in North Dakota LOL! Yum!!

ChocoMeat said...

YUM I will!!!

Monique@She's Going The Distance said...

thanks! this sounds great :)

Anna A. said...

Helen - Do you love hummus as much as I do? :) So funny about SITC - I have got to watch that, now. I'm so happy you made the North Dakota Olive oil cake! What kind of olive oil did you use? Yay!! Bravo!

Chocomeat - :) I hope you do! Let me know how it goes!

Monique - Thanks!!

Esi said...

I love hummus. The flavors here are so great. Must try sometime.

stuffycheaks said...

looks delicious, perfect summer picnic fare. i love thai basil, amazing how much a little adds so much flavor.

glutster said...

from one hummus junkie to another...THANKS!

I will try this recipe soon, muahahaha.

wonder how it will do with Vietnamese rice crackers? he he.

Anna A. said...

Esi - Yay! You will prob tweak it to make it even better!

Stuffycheaks - Thai basil is truly amazing. I need to grow some!

Glutster - Hummus junkies unite! Mmm and good idea with those Vietnamese rice crackers. I will have to get some for next time...

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul said...

This is a fantastic take on hummus the chili/sesame oil.

Anna A. said...

Peter - Thanks :) Yeah, I'm becoming really enamored by sesame oil these days!

Diana said...

That sounds amaaaaazing, TALF! I'm definitely going to try this - maybe I'll whip up a batch for my significant mother!

Anna A. said...

Diana - YAY! Let me know what you think. I think you will love it :)

Helen said...

hi Anna, I used a fruity-tasting, Greek olive oil that my parents order from Greece. A contact of my dad's, who imports it to Canada from Kalamata. The cake was very delicious...moist and dense and hot out of the oven! Some ice-cream on the side would have been the cherry on top :)

Anna A. said...

Helen - Sounds like you use the good, good stuff. I never tried the cake with ice cream - what a great idea!

Kung Food Panda said...

I love hummus. It's the first Asian hummus I've seen! :)

Anna A. said...

Danny - If you cooked, I would say definitely make this! Or wait, do you?

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