Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

In the Kitchen: Summery Tomato Basil Hummus

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

In the Kitchen: Summery Tomato Basil Hummus

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People are always asking me what my favorite recipe is, and after I get finished telling them pretty much everything that includes either bacon or chocolate, the next thing I talk about is my hummus.

It's delicious, nutritious and you can make it in about five minutes in a food processor, so those pre-made tubs of hummus in the supermarket don't tempt me in the slightest. This tomato basil version is also one you can whirl up easily in your food processor, but instead of the tahini that gives classic hummus its great taste, this one calls for roasted tomatoes and a heaping handful of basil. It's hummus, summertime-style!

Basil is already reaching for the sky in my kitchen garden, and by mid-July the basil and I are pretty much racing to keep up with each other. I chop it down, throw it into whatever I am cooking and give big fistfuls of it to my friends, and the next day I come out and it has completely regenerated itself. Adding basil to a regular hummus recipe will work just fine, but if you have the time to make a few roasted tomatoes . …

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