When we recently had our celebration of the end of a grueling week of tests with chocolate cake, we also had pita chips with roasted red pepper hummus and a block of cheddar. We completely destroyed the entire bag of pita chips and probably about 2/3 of the cheese. I really enjoyed slathering on the hummus and then topping it with a wedge of cheddar – the best flavors going on right there! Since that night, I haven’t been able to get hummus off of my mind. Al and I picked up some more pita chips, and we always have shredded cheddar; I just needed the hummus. As we were going through the pantry since we only have a week and a half of school left and we need to start clearing things up, I found a can of great northern beans. Now, I know it’s not the most traditional for making hummus – that’d be chickpeas – and the flavor isn’t EXACTLY the same, but it is still sooo delicious with a little bit of cheddar atop a pita chip. And it’s fantastic with carrot sticks! Apples, too..and grapes..oh boy. It’s hard to stop with this hummus!
In a food processor, combine the garlic and spices. Pulse until combined. Add in the beans and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides. Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste. Serve with veggies, fruits, pretzels, pita chips, etc. Keep refrigerated in an air tight container.