Yes, I made salsa and hummus AGAIN.
I made the Hummus No. 1 recipe again. The only thing I changed was that I followed the directions this time and didn’t tweak anything. Rob told me that Val told him I should just follow the recipe. So I did. No extra garlic, no extra lemon juice, and I used plain ol’ ground cumin, nothing fancy. It’s still pretty good.
Salsa No. 4 is very lazy. I modified the recipe from Here in America’s Test Kitchen, the companion to the second season of the show. I made it, and man alive, did it need heat! The original recipe calls for half a jalapeno. I ended up adding another jalapeno, a serrano, and a chipotle pepper to it. I was trying hard to get a texture this time, so I didn’t want to pulse it too much after the tomatoes were added. I was using the “Petit cut” rather than the regular dice, (not a wise decision), so I had to be careful not to puree it. This was difficult when I kept adding new things. It turned out… not terrible. A little on the sweet side. I could have used fresh tomatoes, but they gave the option of a can, and I was feeling very lazy today.
I don’t know why I buy serranos and jalapenos. I guess I just like the notion of mixing up peppers and such. Seriously, if you’re making these, I wouldn’t sweat the peppers too much. If you buy just jalapenos, it’s cool. I’m just a freak.