Spicy Walnut Hummus
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 cup walnuts, toasted
2 cups cooked (or canned) garbanzo beans, drained
1 medium clove garlic
juice of 1/2 a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1/2 cup hot water
To make the hummus, give the walnuts a spin in the food processor, just until they are a sandy texture. Add most of the garbanzos, 1 or 2 tablespoons of the red chile oil (oil only, no flakes), garlic, and lemon juice. Now process until smooth. Drizzle in the water a bit at a time and puree more, until the hummus is creamy and billowy. I tend to let the food processor run for a minute or so at this point, it incorporates air into the puree and makes it a nice texture. Taste, adjust the seasoning - more salt, more lemon juice, etc.
Serve in a shallow bowl, drizzled with plenty of the remaining oil and red pepper flakes.
Makes roughly 2 1/2 cups..
Number of Servings: 24
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PESCETARIAN.