Post by applecrisp1 on Jul 9, 2018 16:37:29 GMT -5
Has anyone added toasted sesame oil to hummus?
I was flipping thru a cook book and it had a hummus recipe that added toasted sesame oil (and they were using cannellini beans instead of garbanzo beans, they said makes it creamier if you don't have a high speed blender or food processor).
I did a quick search online and came across a bunch of recipes -- some adding just toasted sesame oil and some adding both tahini and toasted sesame oil.
I have all the ingredients so might give a recipe a try this week.
Cooking Light had a kimchi hummus recipe in the magazine sometime last year that I made. It called for toasted sesame oil. I made the recipe except cut the amt. of sesame oil by a bit because I personally find it an overwhelming flavor at times. I think it turned out perfect with half the amount of sesame oil. So I would go for it, but just keep in mind that sesame oil is strong and could overwhelm the rest of the flavors in your hummus if you are too liberal with it. I have not used it in a plain hummus, but I have used it in salad dressings where I also usually cut the amount by compensating with olive oil.
Post by applecrisp1 on Jul 9, 2018 18:06:19 GMT -5
Karen -- I'm with you, a little bit of toasted sesame oil packs lots of flavor (and like you said, could be way too strong) -- that's why I was going to go with a recipe that uses tahini and sesame oil recipes and go easy on the sesame oil.
I just made a tahini dressing for my dinner --- love the flavor it gives and sometimes the jar of tahini sits around too long, so I'm trying to use it more.