Easy Garden Hummus

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by vfem, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    What to do with all that extra summer squash (or eggplant)

    Easy Garden Hummus
    2 lb summer squash (or zucchini or eggplant) cut into 1-2" chunks
    1/2 onion chopped about 1-2" chunks
    4-5 cloves of garlic
    Toss in olive oil with salt and pepper
    Roast in oven 400 degrees about 15 minutes (until edges begin to brown)

    1 can chick peas drained and in the food processor
    Added roasted squash mixer and turn processor on
    Squeeze in juice of 1 lemon
    slowly pour in 1/3 cup olive oil directly to the mixer

    Eat warm with chips or refrigerate for later!

    I just made my third batch tonight, and I personally like it warm on salt and pepper pita chips.
     
  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    YUM! I never seem to know what to do with all the zucchini we have during the summer, the stuff grows like weeds! I'm definitely going to try this. [​IMG]
     
  3. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that looks great.
     
  4. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yum!
    I have a summer squash just waiting for me to do something with it....

    Vfem: what do you think about using roasted delicata squash?

    I have some I roasted already like you described and was eating it as a room temp salad with some balsamic, but I am getting tired of it and have plenty left for hummus....
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:I do believe delicata is sweeter? But I have noticed the squash flavor is a backdrop to the lemon and garlic (I mean, I REALLY get in the garlic when I do it). In fact, last night I used a whole onion.... yummmmmmmmmmmmy

    I say it wouldn't hurt to try anything new. I got out and try something new almost every time I cook. If I have extra's of something, you better believe I try to come up with 12 different things to do with it. I mean really.... who wants 20 loaves of zuchinni bread every summer?! [​IMG]
     
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  6. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you post this on TEG, or did I miss it?
     
  7. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:Oh yes, the first time I made it I posted in the "What to do with Zucchini?" Thread Wife posted, and I just posted it again the other day in "What is hummus?" Thread Smiles did. He had the rant about buying store bought hummus and how nasty it was. So I convinced him to make his own and he really ended up liking it! [​IMG] I love changing people's views about food.
     
  8. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me, too.
    hmmm.. do you think wifezilla will ever eat okra? [​IMG]
     
  9. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:Its more likely she will eat okra, then she will eat carbons in every meal! [​IMG]
     

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