Bing bang boom! When you hear that sound, you know it’s on. It’s pretty much on as soon as your date sees you make homemade hummus. They will be puzzled at the simplicity, your mastery of the food blender, and this uncanny ability to serve them exactly what they want. Don’t question the logic. Go with it giving your most defiant stare of FUCK YEAH! There’s no need to say anything. The creamy, flavor-packed Middle Eastern condom-ment will say it for you. Your date will innately understand that they have a goddamn legend-in-the-making on their hands and acquiesce to your most perverted demands. See you in the Elysian Fields!
Total time: approximately 7 minutes
Projected cost: $4
Drinking Buddy: Wine reserved for the Gods
Ingredients (serves 2):
1. 2 tbsp olive oil
2. 1-2 15-OZ cans garbanzo beans
3. 2 lemon slices
4. 2 garlic cloves sliced thinly
5. 4 fresh BASIL leaves
6. 2 ROASTED RED PEPPERS
7. 3 slices of pita bread (not pictured)
Sauté the garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil. Chop up the roasted red pepper and basil and sauté those as well (approx 5 min).
Drain the garbanzo beans and add them to the food processor or blender along with the remaining olive oil and lemon. Puree it until it is smooth. Next add the sautéed roasted red peppers and puree again so you have an orange color radioactive with awesomeness.
Step 3 (optional)
Warm up the pita bread in the oven on low heat. Slice into pieces and arrange them around the edge of the plate. Scoop the hummus into the center.
Serve it like a champ with a drink and close the deal already!
Hummus is always an easy pleaser, but without tahini? That’s like making guacamole without cilantro or onions.