Take your classic hummus to the next level with Gochujang – one of best new combos!
If you know me well, then you also know about my undying love for hummus… and my dying gochujang. 😀 I’ve been avoiding suicidal attempts that might take place anytime inside the cupboard and the fridge. I do not want such bloody scene! I don’t think you want me reporting such case, right?
So… hummus met gochujang… and they lived happy ever after… inside my tummy! 😛
The gochujang gave an extraordinary spice and taste to the classic hummus. It was uh-mahzing! The gochujang can go from 1 tbsp to 2 tbsp – depending on how spicy you want the hummus to be. I think I used 2 tbsp and I am telling you – I polished off the whole plate. My cousin even asked me “Are you going to eat the whole thing yourself?” And I proudly said “Yes!”. Ohhh! It was so good! I enjoyed it with pita bread!
And with all the holiday eating you’ve had, I thought of bringing a light dish to this week’s Fiesta Friday #152 – the final party for 2016. How amazing that I am co-hosting with Ginger this week, closing Fiesta Friday party for the year. And let me mention that I did co-host the first FF party this year, too. Yay! Opening and ending the FF party this year – how lovely!
Link up your best treats for our final FF party for 2016. Let’s celebrate together!
Happy 2017 to you, lovely people! I wish you a blessed, healthy 2017. I am so grateful for your amazing friendship! See you next year! 😉
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, not drained (optional: you can reserve 1 heaping tbsp for serving later)
- 3 cloves garlic, skins removed
- 1/3 cup tahini (1/2 cup tahini if you don’t want to skin the chickpeas)
- 1-2 tbsp gochujang
- 2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Salt, to taste
- 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
To serve (optional):
- Olive oil
- Few pieces chickpeas
- Roughly chopped parsley
SKINNING THE CHICKPEAS IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SKIN THE CHICKPEAS, SKIP INSTRUCTIONS NUMBER 1-3.
- Separate the chickpeas and its water. Reserve the chickpeas water for later.
- In a shallow dish, place your drained chickpeas and remove the skin. Hold one chickpea with your index finger and thumb and it will easily pop out. Repeat until all skins have been removed. This will take about 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can also place the drained chickpeas in a bowl and add water. Getting handful of chickpeas, rub them together using your both hands. Some skins will be easily removed, but some will still stay. You can pour out the water with the skins. Since some of the skins are still intact, you can do the same process until most of the skins have been removed.
- Wash the skinned chickpeas and drain.
- Place the chickpeas in a heatproof bowl and put back the reserved chickpeas water.
- Add the garlic cloves and microwave on medium-high for 5 minutes. Let cool.
- In a food processor or blender, add in the microwaved chickpeas with garlic along with lemon juice, salt, tahini and 1 tbsp gochujang. While the food processor/blender is mixing, add in olive oil. Process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Adjust the seasoning at this point, if desired. If you prefer the hummus to be more spicy, add another 1 tbsp of gochujang.
- Transfer into container and place in the fridge for at least one hour to thicken and develop the flavor. (I placed mine overnight)
- To serve, drizzle more olive oil, chickpeas and roughly chopped parsley. Serve with your favorite crackers, veggies or pita bread.
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