Making Hummus Look Good


Let’s face it. Hummus is one of the most unattractive foods you’ve ever seen. It’s beige. It has a weird texture. It sort of looks like baby throw up. Now that I’ve got you sufficiently grossed out, I was recently presented with the challenge of making hummus look good. Because a kick-ass recipe of hummus tastes good. And it can look good too with the right presentation.


Let’s start with putting it on a beautiful walnut charcuterie board by OnOurTable, surround it with some of the amazing ingredients used to make and eat it with, and top it with some red pepper flakes for texture. Add in a beautiful English-sterling-silver-boned-handled-spreader-knife and you’ve got a great combination, and proof that hummus can look delicious in a photograph.


+++ RECIPE +++

Roasted Garlic and Lime Hummus

16 oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cloves of garlic, unpeeled
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes for garnish

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place unpeeled garlic on a cookie sheet and roast in oven for 1/2 hour. Remove and let cool until you can handle it. Peel garlic and scoop out the roasted garlic. Place in a food processor or Magic Bullet.

Add chickpeas, salt, lime juice, and olive oil to the food processor or Magic Bullet. Pulse everything until smooth.

Keep in fridge for up to 1 week, garnish with red pepper flakes just before serving.