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Matthew Edison’s Delicious Hummus!

I’m crazy busy right now, doing the show, organizing a move, selling our Victoria house, an edit my new Penguin YA novel, A Taste Of Heaven, waiting patiently on my desk…

However, this it too good a recipe not to share with the rest of you.  Matthew brought this tasty treat to work the other day and it is truly the best Hummus I’ve ever tasted!  Marinda got the recipe from him and sent it to me and now I’m gifting you with it so you can all go forth and whip up some amazing hummus to wow your family and friends!

I’ve been rather cheeky, because Matthew just calls it Edison’s Hummus, but I think the name he chose doesn’t do it justice, so I’ve re-named it: Matthew Edison’s Delicious Hummus which I think suits it much better.

So… drum roll… here you are!

Matthew Edison’s Delicious Hummus

1. Cut off the top head of a bulb of garlic, drizzle top w/ olive oil, wrap with foil and roast at 400 For about 20-25 min.

2. Drain 1 can of chick peas, keep 1/4 C liquid and put aside.

3. Rinse chick peas, put in a pot & bring to a boil.

4. Once the chick peas have de-shelled, scoop out loose shells with a slotted spoon and transfer the chick peas to a colander. Let drain.

5.  Using a food processor or hand blender add:
chick peas
6 Tblsp Tahini
1 squeezed lemon (or 2 Tblsp)
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sumac or smoked paprika
1 Tblsp mayo
1 sm. raw clove
1 bulb roasted garlic

Purée while slowly adding 3 ounces of good olive oil until the texture is creamy & silky.
Use remaining 1/4 Cup chick pea liquid to lighten consistency.
Scrape hummus into a bowl and dash with more paprika & olive oil.

Serve warm with olives & pita.



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Oh, one more thing.  A word of warning.  Make sure that anyone you want to get close to, eats some of this as well.  When I got home after the show, my tummy happy and distended from ingesting a generous portion of Matthew’s hummus and pita, I snuggled up next to Don.  He sniffed the air rather cautiously and said, “Um…hmm,” a rather odd expression on his face.  “What did you…uh…eat?”