Just doing a quick post from the vacation house we are staying in that is about an hour from Santiago. I am hoping that we get in some shopping this week and find some of the things that are not available in the south. We are about to go to the store and try to find some quick and easy foods for the next few days.
Traveling with a big family can be very entertaining. Between: getting off to a late start, trying to occupy little ones for yet another hour in the car, pit stops at dirty gas stations, passing drinks and snacks around all the luggage and trying not to make a mess, and of course the dreaded car-sick moments, you never have time to be bored. This is us stopped on the side of the road to let my youngest brother get some air to prevent…..well, you know.
Ironically, the notorious “dirty gas station bathrooms” that we usually avoid at all costs in The U.S. are probably the cleanest bathrooms in this country. There is a really nice chain of gas stations called Copec that runs up and down the main highway. I don’t know where we would find bathrooms if these weren’t here because most places don’t have toilet paper, let alone a bathrooms, for public use. I think a lot of people here are used to using the tree prior to it being made into toilet paper if you know what I mean. I just realized that this is probably not the best post to precede a recipe, sorry.
Ok, hummus, that’s what I’m supposed to be posting. Here’s the recipe.
- 1 cup of garbanzo beans, cooked and rinsed
- 3 Tbs. olive oil
- 3 Tbs. water
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbs. peanut butter
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper or paprika (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
- Serve warm or cold with crackers, chips, pitas, or veggies.
Hummus is really very simple to make.