Sesame Ginger Hummus and a Giveaway

Recently, the sweet people at Gourmet Garden sent me a package of 11 of their tubes of their herbs and spices to play around with, and offered to send one of my readers the same!

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The giveaway includes Garlic, Ginger, Lemongrass, Cilantro, Parsley, Chunky Garlic, Chili Pepper, Italian Herb, Basil, Dill, Oregano. Imagine what you could do with all these.

I had been craving hummus, so it occurred to me to use one of these to make my own spin on it.

I remember when I discovered hummus. I was 21 years old. So young. So stupid. Aren’t we all at that age?

Anyway, the day I had the opportunity to try it I was hooked. I mean, like I was driving to this pita joint 30 minutes from my house a couple of times a week to get my fix on.

It was ahhmazing. Where had this been all my life?? Had I been hiding under a rock? Why had I not been introduced to this simple-yet-addictive-bean-dip before? At the same time I got hooked on tabbouleh – which is a salad made of tomato, fresh parsley, bulgar, lemon juice and olive oil. Aaaannnd I also discovered babaganoush, which is an eggplant dip. Yes, I know the name is a mouthful, but it’s so delicious.

Kids – you cannot be scared of these things. I tell my children they always need to to try anything and everything. You have to broaden your horizons.

And, no, that doesn’t work all the time on the kids, but I love the fact that my husband puts up with my kitchen shenanigans – he’ll try anything I give him. However, I do know the look on his face when he’s thinking “Shit – not again, ok fine, yes I’ll taste it”.

Bless his little heart.

Now, this hummus is a little out of the ordinary. I combined a sesame peanut sauce with prepared ginger and prepared hummus.

It’s seriously fantastic.

I think it should have it’s own reality show.

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To begin, make the sesame peanut sauce:

Sesame Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp powdered garlic

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor until smooth.
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/sesame-ginger-hummus-and-a-giveaway/

Now the rest:
Sesame Ginger Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 cup prepared hummus
  • 1/3 cup sesame peanut sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Gourmet Garden ginger paste

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/sesame-ginger-hummus-and-a-giveaway/

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14 Comments:

  1. I would love to try these out in a meat marinade or to whip up some salsa & guacamole!

  2. I would love to experiment with using them for savory dishes, appetizers, dips… I could think of a majillion ways I would like to try them with!

  3. None of my dish is complete without Herbs! Love them and hey your hummus sounds incredible. Ginger -wow! Never thought about it. Making my regular batch tonight so will be trying out a little with ginger as well. Thanks for the recipe.
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  4. These would be wonderful to have – I love adding herbs to olive to use with pasta.

  5. I love the garlic and add it to anything Italian…especially my meat sauce for lasagna. The chili pepper would be used in my chili.

  6. I love gourmet gardens herbs and use them in in everything I make. I love them on pasta.
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  7. Hummus even I get hooked, its absolutely yummy. Your recipe sounds very unique!

  8. I would make ranch dressing

  9. I would make spaghetti and meatballs!

  10. The sesame peanut dip sounds wonderful..
    I love peanut sauce with Chicken Satay.
    So I’m sure with chips I would also love…
    The problem is eating too many!!

  11. I would much more likely make recipes with fresh ginger if I didn’t need to peel and chop it!

  12. I would try this new hummus you posted, plus the classic hummus I have been making for years.

  13. I would probably add them to olive oil to create a tasty dipping oil for bread
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