Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hop Hummus

I've been brewing beer the last six months. 
And yes, I have every right to; after all, I have an Oregon driver's license. Cali whaaa? I'm just a proud West Coaster.

On our first batch of lavender honey pale ale, my brew buddy and fellow MBA class mate busted out one of those ultra large baggies filled with fresh Yakima Valley hops gifted from a friend. We made it rain on that batch and even more so on the next batch of pitch black IPA. I was granted a baby bag of some of the excess flowers and whipped up this hummus. I was curious how the floral-bitter and in this case, grassy, herbal notes would play out in a hummus. The results were intriguing. A little like eating soft fresh IPA beer? Which, I am definitely in to. If you have some fresh hops around and want to culinarize them, this might be a good starter, served with a coldie, of course. 

Hop Hummus

  • 2 cups of chickpeas (or 1 16 oz can) - save a few for decor
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or less)
  • 3-4 hop flowers (depending on strength)

In a food processor, blend all ingredients besides the chickpeas. Add chickpeas and continue to blend until smooth (about 3-4 minutes), add extra bean liquor for desired consistency. Serve in a bowl, garnish with extra chickpea, hop flower and drizzle with olive oil 


glutster said...


Jeez, you are awesome (:

Esi said...

I totally want to try this. The flavor sounds amazing.

LEt Me Eat Cake said...

you and alll your incredible hummus creations! you really amaze me with how creative and inventive you are with hummus seriously!

Lenia said...

I ll try this one!It looks amazing!xxx

Lola Lobato said...

I love Hummus!!!

Banana Wonder said...

glutster - ah jeez thanks, that means a lot coming from a punk :P

Esi - You totally should!

let Me Eat Cake - hah awww thanks. I wish we were neighbors so I could trade you hummus for muffins.

Lenia - Thank you!

Lola Lobato - You can't go round with hummus!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I've never heard of this, but you've never let me down, so if you say it is good, it is good. Right:-)? I hope all is well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Ivy said...

I love hummus and whenever I make some I instantly think of all the variations you have made. Don't know this ingredient but if you say it's good, it must be.

elly said...

You are totally the queen of hummus, for real. This sounds awesome.

Helen said...

A very unique approach to hummus Anna! I'd be willing to sample it and I don't even drink beer.