I made these spreads so I wouldn’t have to buy hummus. Hummus is kind of expensive and I like something a bit thicker. SO… I started making these.
* 1 can (or 2 if you want to make more) of beans of your choice, higher protein the better people
* herbs and spices of your liking (I like cayenne pepper and spicy stuff)
* salt and pepper to taste
* pickled peppers or olives or nuts for a garnish like you see in Sabra and Tribe Hummus containers
* take beans out of can and put into a sauce pan on medium heat
* season with herbs and spices, salt and pepper to your liking
* cook beans until they are soft or noticably softer (this also cooks off extra liquids)
* when beans are soft, turn off heat and mash with a spoon or pestle to a consistancy you like, I prefer mine a bit chunky
* finely chop your garnish and place in the center like you see sometimes when you buy hummus
I’ve made three kinds: northern bean spread, dark kidney bean spread, and a garbanzo bean (chickpea) spread. The northern bean and dark kidney bean were the best.
This was my first go at making the spread, I made this one with garbanzo beans (chickpeas). I learned not to use just a couple whole slices of pickled jalepenos. It wasn’t enough. Plus I also didn’t season it very much. Learned that lesson too.