i tried hummus for the first time in college when i worked at a bagel shop. honestly, it grossed me out. i wasn't a big fan of beans and the fact that they're made from chick peas (or garbonzo beans) was enough to turn me off it.
fast foward many moons. it may have been the cheap beer and fraternity boys that kept me from realizing the virtues of mashed up chick peas, cus i now know that this mushy stuff is really good. i made a lazy version of hummus a few weeks ago, having started on a binge of health food. unfortunately, i was overzealous with the garlic and it was more like... would you like some chickpeas with your garlic? thank goodness i don't frequent the fraternity parties anymore.
Roasted Garlic Hummus
i roasted about five cloves of garlic in the oven: put in foil, drizzle some olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. wrap and leave in oven for about 30 minutes, on low (325F)
i used two smallish cans of garbonzo beans (rinsed), juice of one lemon and processed in my food processor. slowly drizzle in the olive oil, throw in the garlic and season with salt and fresh thyme.
now a smart person would've just thrown in one or two cloves and added more as required. i did not do that. i threw all five cloves in and boy did it reek.
yeah. ultimate failure. learn from me, people.