ffwd – hummus

The good news is that I needed to have another appetizer for a party I planned for a weeknight. So, the fact that this amounted to buy, open, whirl, serve – was probably a good thing. With about four ingredients (canned chickpeas, garlic, lemon and tahini), it was pretty easy to put together. I had thought I’d need herbs, so I had some fresh from the garden on hand, but decided I’d initially follow the recipe. 

I don’t make hummus. I generally buy it. (I usually make Tuscan White Bean Dip) But one of my friends makes it all the time and told me about the Tahini sauce from Trader Joe’s. She hadn’t decided, but thought that it may have been what made hers even better, rather than the jar she typically buys from the Asian market. Once the afore-mentioned buy-open-whirl part was accomplished, I let this refrigerate overnight. I didn’t know if it would make a difference to have the cling wrap on the surface, so I stuck with that plan.

I served it with various pita and bagel chips, plus some red bell peppers (along with our other treats). I got lots of rave reviews and even a request for the recipe – so I guess that means it was a hit! I think it would be nice dressed up a bit too. Maybe with those herbs, or even roasted red peppers or green chiles. Lots of possibilities!

It will be fun to see what others did with this recipe – the first of our third year of Around My French Table!


13 thoughts on “ffwd – hummus

  1. A weeknight party, how decadent! This one was so easy, wasn’t it? I love how it fit in with your entire spread. Looks like you had great snacking on offer. Happy FFWD Anniversary! It’s amazing that we’ve kept with it for so long, isn’t it?

  2. Great timing, don’t you love it when a FFwD recipe comes around at just the right time. I too thought that this recipe is the absolute perfect party food, especially because it is so darn easy and can be made ahead of time. Anything that keeps me out of the kitchen once guests have arrived is a winning recipe in my book.

  3. I made this for a party also, when we were down the wire and needed another dip, and it was PERFECT 🙂 very well received and such a time-saver! 🙂 great job!

  4. It is nice that you enjoyed this fun and easy recipe and got to share the delicious results with your friends – it is always nice when guests really enjoy a dish and even ask for the recipe! So well done!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. This is definitely one of those recipes I was happy to discover I could make at home and it must be even more gratifying having your guests asking for the recipe. The hummus fits in perfectly with the delicious-looking spread in your photo. Great job!

  6. Wow – that is some spread. So fun the hummus could be part of the party ! Pretty photos too – but how could they not be with that yummy collection you put out 🙂 Great job ~

  7. I have a Trader Joe’s nearby so will buy some Tahini sauce and do a little scientific taste test. What’s good about this recipe, as you said, is that once you make it, it’s a good base for anything you want to add. Lots of possibilities, yes? Loved your assortment of goodies.

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