ROASTED GARLIC AND PIMENTOS HUMMUS WITH WHOLE WHEAT TORTILLAS CHIPS




ROASTED GARLIC AND PIMENTOS HUMMUS WITH WHOLE WHEAT TORTILLAS CHIPS
Back to basics after the long holidays. The year 2008 was a pretty good one for me. I started my blog in June 2008. It has been six months and I am still sticking on to it. My husband and I have also lost a few pounds (actually I lost around 16 pounds, yay!). The year ended on a good note with a trip to New York and entertaining some of our friends. I am starting another year of blogging with a healthy snack. The inspiration for this hummus was the varieties of hummus sold at the supermarkets today. I made my own hummus with a slight twist by adding sweet pimentos and roasted garlic along with some cilantro and served it with herb and garlic whole wheat tortilla chip. I like the subtle flavor of garlic in the hummus and chip. More garlic can be added according to taste. I have also used a jar of pimentos here. Even any other roasted peppers can be used. Here goes the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE HUMMUS:
Chick peas, 1 cup, soaked overnight.
Roasted pimentos, 1 small jar.
Garlic, 1 small head.
Cilantro, 1 small bunch.
Green chilies, small, 2.
Lemon juice, 2 tablespoons.
Salt as per taste.
Extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons.

FOR THE TORTILLA CHIPS:
Whole wheat tortillas, any flavor, 5-6.
Nonstick cooking spray.

PREPARATION:
Cook the soaked chick peas until they are tender. I cooked the chick peas in pressure cooker for up to 2 whistles and let it cool. To roast the garlic, cut the garlic head into two halves and apply olive oil to the halves. Wrap them in aluminum foil and bake it for 30 minutes. Squeeze out the garlic from the heads and keep aside. Add the cooked chickpeas, the pimentos, garlic, and the sprigs of cilantro in a blender and blend everything into a smooth paste. Pour in extra virgin olive oil while blending. Add lemon juice and salt according to taste. Transfer the hummus into a serving dish.

Meanwhile cut the whole wheat tortilla into wedges and place them on a cookie sheet leaving sufficient space between each piece. Spray any nonstick cooking spray on top of the wedges and bake for 5 minutes at 300 degrees. Serve alongside with hummus.

27 comments:

Usha said...

The hummus sounds very yum, congrats on your weight loss so far....Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year...have a wonderful 2009 :-)

Priya said...

Wow congrats for losing that much of weight...thats a tough task for me...Hummus looks delicious also Happy New year n wishing u more n more happiness, health n wealth..

Pavithra Kodical said...

Hummus looks delicious and yum..I love garlic :)Great that you could loose weight...

Viki Xavier. said...

Lovely recipe dear. Great to know about weight loss. congrats. Ur blog tells ur secret . right:) Hope u enjoyed NY and NJ.
Happy New Year and Happy blogging Gita.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

give me some tips tooo on weight loss :) hummus looks awesome. goes great with rotis too.

Ann said...

Am so happy and proud Gita,that you are into a healthy blogging..Three cheers for the weight loss..keep up the good work.the hummus looks awesome too.

Vij said...

Hummus looks lovely!
Pls share the tips to lose few extra pounds!!! :-)
Congrats on losing wt!!!

Rajani said...

my first time here, hummus variation = v.interesting. i like your brave experiments with baking vadais. :)

Adlak's tiny world said...

looks so yum and tempting... how u r selecting the name to the dish yar... so difrnt and inviting one... good goooooooood

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds very nice!New to me and thanks for sharing the recipe!

Shama Nagarajan said...

its really different and delicious

DEESHA said...

looks delicious .. happy new year to you

AnuSriram said...

Hummus looks delicious! Happy new year!

Vaishali said...

I love hummus, Gita, and love to experiment with all kinds of flavorings. Pimentos sound like a great addition. Very nice indeed.
To answer your question on canary beans, sure, you should be able to find it in the Hispanic foods aisle of any supermarket here in the US.
Cheers.

Uma said...

hummus looks so good Gita! I am so happy for you! I am also trying to lose 10 lbs. So please share the tips.:)

Asha said...

Great dip for Super bowl party! :))

Malar Gandhi said...

Hey Gita...I was about to blog about hummus, you beat me....will do it later end of this month, then. Love your version, sounds interesting, must have tasted great!

Vibaas said...

Yummy hummus. Hey, why don't you send this to JFI Chickpeas?

Jaishree said...

Hummus looks delicious and yum..gita.

vidhas said...

Hi Gita, Looks delicious and awesome. Congrats on loosing weight, give me some tips. check out here http://foodtravails.blogspot.com/2009/01/announcing-jfi-chickpea.html

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new and rocking recipe. Nice presentation too.

Yasmeen said...

WOW 16 lbs ,good going:). Hummus with pita chips is a perfect chip-n-dip snack,I like the way you made it spicy with the green chillies,hot!

Astra Libris said...

WOW, your hummus looks incredible!! We've been on a roasted garlic trend at the moment, too - your hummus sounds like the perfect addition! Thank you for the great recipe!

Nithya Praveen said...

This looks nice...i guess u shud send it to JFI-Chickpeas event.

Sunshinemom said...

Looks delicious, Gita! You must have lost lot of inches too!

spicelover said...

Hummus sounds new to me.Havent seen so far!!Ur dish looks yum.Do check out mine at ur free time!!

Seena said...

Am always in love with hummus! and now fell in with your too.. :)