This is a rather interesting recipe to share. The CB house loves a delicious hummus- I mean LOVES the stuff. My Fireman would chose that over some crazy, cheesy dip. any day.
Good example.. This past weekend we spent time with our station fire fighter family celebrating the Fourth of July with our annual (ALL-DAY) summer pool party- always, ALWAYS so much fun. The days leading up to it, I asked my sweet hero what he thought I should make to bring to the party.. while perusing through my Pinterest boards for pinspiration.
Me: How about a Jalapeno Popper Dip?? Orrrrr, Queso Fundido? This Baked Hummus & Spinach Dip sounds good, but the guys would never go for it..
Fireman: Oh..that hummus. That sounds good. Do we have hummus? We should have some (opening the fridge to look for the usual stock.) It would be so good to have that hummus dip stuff (Stuffing a hefty scoop of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus in his mouth.)
Moral of that short story? We like it. For the record, I did not bring the hummus dip to the party, the guys at the station already think I serve my man wheatgrass and pumpkin meatloaf for every meal. (<<That was just ONE time!) So bringing hummus might be an insult to some of their inexperienced tastebuds.
So, when I came across something similar to this recipe for Hummus Mashed Potatoes I had to give it a try! It had wonderful spice and a slight kick in the back of your throat from the red pepper and the cumin.
It was surprisingly a light side dish paired with pork, fish, or chicken (we had Spinach Stuffed Porkloin). An extra squeeze of lemon juice over my portioned side was really good. Not a total necessity, but I’d do it again next time, for sure. The lemon juice is quite refreshing!