Artichoke Wasabi Hummus

makes 1 1/2 cups hummus

I’ve found my new favorite Netflix show.  It’s called Lie to Me and I think you all should watch it.  This show is about a psychologist who catches criminals by detecting their micro expressions.  Therefore, it’s based on actual psychological findings.  I’m watching it as I write this post which really is a terrible habit, but whatever.

Anyway, let’s talk food.  My all time favorite food is sushi.  When I was little I could never wait for the sushi to start eating, so when they would put the pickled ginger and wasabi in front of me, I’d eat that.  I know: weird.  So, I’ve always loved wasabi also.

Wasabi is a root kind of like horseradish.  It’s spice is different from the spice of peppers because it isn’t created by oil.  I guess this is sort of cool because the spicy sensation it gives your tongue, nose, and eyes is short-lived.  Except, it really is intense.

I thought, why not but some wasabi powder in hummus. You can get this stuff at any Asian market but I bet Whole Foods has it too.  I was scared at first because I thought the powder would be super spicy and adding only a bit would overpower everything.  Wrongo.  I actually had to keep adding powder because the flavor wasn’t coming out at all.  But, I did it and this hummus tastes awesome.  Also, it’s not very spicy, so that burning sensation won’t occur.  It just tasted damn good.
Greek mixed with japanese?  Yeah, try it asap.

Let’s do it!

What you’ll need:

1 15 oz can beans

1/4 cup bean juice(from the can)

2 1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder

2 artichoke hearts, strained, quartered

1 tablespoon Tahini

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/8 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

juice from 1/2 lemon

salt to taste

Open the can of garbanzo beans and pour 1/4 cup of juice into a bowl.  Strain the rest of the beans until the water becomes clear.

Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend for 3-5 minutes or until the mixture becomes the texture of hummus.  Salt as much as you’d like I used about 1/2 teaspoon.  Taste and enjoy!

Tips:

-Use this hummus instead of salad dressing

-Eat with carrots and crackers…nomnomnom

Nutrition facts(serving size=2 tablespoons…12 servings in a recipe): 69 calories, 2g fat, 2g protein, 139g sodium

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