Monday, November 8, 2010

Cuisinart Hand Blender, Chopper and Whisk: Take 1


From my parents for my birthday, I received this cool little kitchen tool – a Cuisinart hand blender with a chopper and whisk attachment.

I’m going to try to do a series of things I’ve made using this handy little tool!

First, I’ll start with making hummus (plus mom wanted the recipe!). I used to be scared of hummus because I thought it was the strangest word that kind of grossed me out – I still think it’s a weird word – but I really like how it tastes and it’s relatively healthy! Hummus served with some Wheat Thins is the best.

So here are the ingredients:

1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Kosher salt to taste

In my chopper attachment, I threw in the chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) and garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, cumin and salt and use the pulse option until smooth and creamy. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency. (I leave the water out because I like it really thick.)

Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the paprika before serving. Enjoy!

Take 1 complete.

1 comment:

Mom Frasier said...

Thanks for the recipe, Kelsey. I know the hummus will be tasty. Have fun exploring your new tool.
Love, MOM xoxoxoxoxo