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Video:Five Flavored Hummus Recipes

with Kara Mickelson

Learn these flavored hummus recipes for a new twist on your favorite snack. Here are five flavored hummus recipes that are easy and delicious.See Transcript

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Transcript:Five Flavored Hummus Recipes

Hi, I'm Chef Kara Mickelson, owner of Creative Culinary Group. I'm here today with About.com.

I'm gonna show you how to just take an ordinary hummus dish and make it extraordinary. We're gonna add five different flavor combinations, and you're gonna certainly impress your friends with these tips. Now, for all these different flavor combinations, we're gonna start with a simple, plain hummus base that can be purchased at the store, or you can go ahead and make your own. Either way, we're gonna add all the unique combinations to the plain base.

Cilantro-Jalapeno Hummus

Now my first flavor is going to be a Cilantro Jalapeno, similar to a Chimichurri sauce, and we're using a little olive oil, lemon, garlic and we're mixing that in a food processor until it's nice and creamy, almost like a paste. And then I'm going to put that into the plain hummus. We're gonna mix some in, and then we'll leave a little extra as well for garnish on the top. We're gonna go ahead and put this into our decorative dish. Typically, what you do with hummus is you wanna get like a nice little well in the center, and then we're gonna drizzle it with olive oil and put some paprika on it at the end, but right now I'm gonna take some of this paste and put it right in the center, and that will help people identify what that particular flavor is.

White Bean and Pine Nut Hummus

So now for our next flavor combination we have the White Bean and the Pine Nut, and what I've done is I've taken this white bean and pureed it in a food processor with a little bit of olive oil, so that will be a similar consistency to the hummus when we mix it in. And I'm really using like almost a quarter cup here. So now I'm just gonna add in a few whole white beans into the base, and then we'll add the rest onto the top for presentation.

Edamame and Garbanzo Bean Hummus

Now our third flavor is the Edamame and Garbanzo Bean. So I'm gonna go ahead – I've already blended some of that together just like all the other ingredients and we're gonna mix some of those in, some of those whole beans, and then we're gonna reserve some as well for the garnish. With the chickpeas, same thing, just a couple inside the mix and then the rest will be for the garnish.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Now my next flavor is the Roasted Red Pepper, and I also have a little bit of harissa, which is a Moroccan chili paste, I'm just gonna mix that in, blend it in, so you're gonna have a little bit of color into the base, and I like to add as well some of the roasted red pepper. This is more of a spicy hummus, because of the harissa, and we'll add that on top as well but we'll add just a little dash in there to give it a kick.

Sweet Peanut Butter Hummus

Now my last flavor is a little bit different. We've made four savory flavors. Now this is a sweet flavor. So we're gonna take our creamy peanut butter, were gonna mix that in. And because this is more of a sweeter base we're gonna add in some honey. You can also put in a little bit of Agave syrup -- either/or -- and we'll pour that on top, instead of the olive oil in the final presentation. Now I have some chopped nuts here as well, that will be our garnish, and primarily, that will give people an idea of what they're eating. So if you see the nuts on there and they don't like nuts, they know.

So look at this we have them all made, our five different types of hummus, with five different mix-ins and flavors, and it just looks fabulous. We're gonna bring this out to our guests. We have some pita warming in the oven -- I'm gonna slice that and place that around, and everyone's just gonna be amazed at all these different sweet and savory flavors.

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