I love following along the cooking of Jenny Rosenstrach, author of Dinner A Love Story. It’s hard to keep up with oh so many wonderful blogs out there but hers I make a point to never miss.
Yet there are times I feel, well, the regional differences kick in. You know – New York City living versus Northwest suburb of Chicago living. Where she can go on and on about the authentic Jewish markets with huge canvas bags of spices practically pouring out onto the street ready to be turned into rich sauces and exotic dishes and homemade hummus I’m like, dude, give me the hummus in the plastic tubs from Jewel please.
Don’t get me wrong, I obviously love homemade. But come on! The hummus brands in the plastic tub are good, don’t you think?
Maybe it’s the Midwest suburbs in me. I’m not exposed to those markets. I don’t know better. Ignorance is bliss, man. Sabra hummus is the bomb. I mean, it says on the tub ‘fresh from the mediterranean sunshine.’ I’m sorry, you don’t get much more authentic than that.
Yet I suppose there are times when things can be….elevated so to speak. I have a girlfriend who has a serious ‘dish’ rule. Even if it’s just plain old me over, she will scoop the hummus out of the plastic tub and into a dish just to make it feel, well, not from a plastic tub.
This is exactly like that. You’re about to take that awesome plastic tub hummus and elevate it to the next level and guess what? It does not involve grinding up your own chick peas which, I’m sorry, I feel never ever needs to be something that you do in your life.
All you do – seriously, all you do – is scoop out that plastic tub hummus (preferably Whole Foods brand because it’s awesome) and mix it together with a TBS or two of fatty greek yogurt. It creates a consistency so smooth, so creamy, that you won’t ever eat it out of the tub again. Seriously. Then, to continue on with your fancy self, you drizzle olive oil and sprinkle paprika on top. Bam.
How pretty is that? And seriously, the taste is out of this world. Totally worth dirtying a dish and a spoon for mixing.
Now all you need is to grab some pita chips and you are good to go. Try it for your guests – or yourself, soon! I’d love to hear if you feel it’s worth it.