-34 oz chickpeas; 1 squeezed lemon; 1 tablespoon olive oil; 3 cloves garlic; 1 pinch all-natural sea salt; 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds; 1 heaping teaspoon of cumin (dried herb not powder);1 cup water
My first shutdown of the machine. We put the small stuff in first but without the water. Shot the ingredients all over the jar. Turned it off and poured water around the edges to wash the small bit of ingredients down to the bottom then ran it again trying to mix of the herbs. Unfortunately…I didn’t pick up cumin powder so thought I should blend the juice first to grind it up. The juice seemed to blend normally and when done I added all the chickpeas. It went fine for about 15 seconds…sounded kind of rough though…but most of the chickpeas were turned into paste. Then the automatic overload protection (AOP) turned the machine off.
Tried running it again but after 15 seconds the AOP kicked in again. I got it mostly done though…and suspect that it is because I used more chickpeas than the recipe I was copying, and not enough water with it.
The hummus does not taste right. Pasty. Very dry. Smells wonderfully lemony and garlicy…but I think i’ll try again tomorrow by adding things.
I also didn’t use the proper seeds in the recipe. Should have been sesame seeds not sunflower. Maybe that has something to do with the taste.
So i’ll get 4 lemons, sesame seeds…halve the mixture and try again with more water.
The machine was giving off a bit of a smokey stink both times it auto-turned off.

Jump to “Hummus pt.2“. (now forever known as “the hummus incident“)

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