A few years ago my employer held a cocktail hour at Mihalis Chophouse. The event took place immediately after one of our big company events and it was supposed to be a show of gratitude for all of the hard work we put in that year. So I stood around drinking free cognacs for a while and noticed some of the employees grazing on appetizers. After a quick look at the menu I ordered the hummus plate because I wasn’t paying for shit.
It was delicious. The pita chips served with the dip were warm and dusted with a cumin-based rub. Feta cheese sat next to the pools of drizzled olive oil and tomato slices. It all worked.
Ever since that cocktail hour I’ve tried a few hummus recipes and store bought product but none have came close to the perfection that was achieved that day except one.
Here’s my hummus recipe that makes yours taste like ass:
2 cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
Juice of 1 small lemon
2 tbsp tahini
3 tbsp freshly ground cumin
Extra virgin olive oil
Add garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice and cumin to food processor and blend while drizzling in olive oil until you reach the desired consistency. If you are being a pussy then substitute water for some of the olive oil but absolutely no more than half of it.
To serve: warm greek flatbread in cast iron pan and top with hummus, fresh greens (arugula is the bomb!), feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and a few drizzles of sriracha. Add a few strips of grilled/rotisserie chicken or falafel patties for an amazing sandwich, like this motherfucker pictured below: