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Old 09-14-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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Left Over Hummus - any ideas?

Several nights ago in a colossal misunderstanding we managed to make a lot of extra hummus at my house. I made it, my DH made it and my son all made party sized batches of hummus. It's all delicious but I think that we may have as much as 2 quarts of the stuff left and there is no way we will be able to eat it before it goes bad. Any ideas about how to use it up? Maybe a nice casserole? Can it be frozen or turned in to some sort of soup or stew? I need ideas to repurpose hummus!

The hummus has canned garbanzos, fresh lemon, olive oil, tahini and garlic in it. One batch has a little curry powder added as well.

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Old 09-14-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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Could you use it to make like veggie burgers or maybe like falafel? You could probably cook and then freeze the burgers.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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You could make pita sandwiches with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions, black olives, chickpeas or white beans, feta cheese etc., plus the hummus.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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I also have excess hummus at the moment and haven't tried the following but am going to.
I have a rec in my DB for hummus as an ingredient as follows. Cook a sweet potato any way you like, scoop out the flesh to a bowl, add hummus, cumin, garlic, S & P, mix well and sprinkle with green onions. Use as a dip or on toast rounds, either hot or cold.
Also, as hummus is 'veggie', I've read from time to time that it's used in place of mayo on a variety of salads from tuna to anything middleeastern. think I may try it.
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Totaly experimental but you could try making a cheescake with it substituting the cream cheese.
Don't use the curry one! Pistachios would be a nice addition and honey as a sweetener.I would go a little heavier on the eggs since hummus is a little thinner.
Might do a walnut crust or a chickpea flour crust.

I am not sure how freezing would work but please let us know if you try. BTW my local mediterrean place serves dill pickle slices (just a few) on top of their hummus and I kinda like it.
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Totaly experimental but you could try making a cheescake with it substituting the cream cheese.
Don't use the curry one! Pistachios would be a nice addition and honey as a sweetener.I would go a little heavier on the eggs since hummus is a little thinner.
Might do a walnut crust or a chickpea flour crust.
I love this idea and am going to try it - especially since cheesecake freezes well. I have made a peanut butter cheesecake in the past and this may be similar (sort of).
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:28 AM   #7
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I just freeze the leftover hummus. That way I can thaw out the serving sized containers, make some flat bread and we're ready to roll!
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:14 AM   #8
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Hummus freezes pretty well. Just give it a stir after thawing and you are good to go.
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Hummus Use

I have found the there are two ways to use up hummus easily, I use hummus in Mediterranean Sandwiches, where the hummus acts like a mayo, and these sammies are super easy, healthy, and delicious!

Or, a great snack is some hummus on crackers with some cheese or cucumbers! I go through about a party size tub of hummus a week, just by myself with those recipes :)
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I am with the "hummus freezes well" group. I actually freeze it in ice cube trays and bag them when frozen. Each cube is like a serving so I can use take one out for my night time snack, or DH's lunch and it is thawed by the time he eats it. I make several variations so by doing this we get variety one serving at a time
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