Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Tuscan White Bean Hummus ala CPK

Tuscan hummus with carrots, tortilla chips & olive oil.It can be done in your blender/Hamilton Beach smoothie maker!

One of the few vegan options at California Pizza Kitchen is the Tuscan Hummus appetizer. Tommy was a fan of this from dining (usually not wholeheartedly, at least on my part - my sister adored CPK a couple years ago) at the Boston and Long Island locations. It was cheap and stretched as a meal, and more than once I came out of work to come across him with a to-go order. I've made it at home a few times for dinner parties and a potluck, and tonight to use up some white beans I threw in pasta I had in the fridge. I toned down the spices for a plate I had - cumin and coriander in particular aren't spices I love. The only thing missing was the fresh baked pita-style bread and bruschetta topping on the side.

Recipe can be found here. It's a copycat recipe indeed, but I've copied the recipe from the actual CPK cookbook (yes I checked it out from the library) and they are identical, with the exception of the copycat recipe forgetting to add a tablespoon or so of olive oil along with the soy sauce.


Barbara said...

wow! I'm glad you stopped by my blog. I will have to try some of your recipes. They sound great!

I live in SE too. I love New Seasons Market over on Tacoma and 12th. If you know prices you can get some good deals there. Also it's the only place to buy my preferred margarine (Earth Balance whipped).

Keep up the great work!


jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Barbara it is lovely to hear from you. Thanks for swinging on by : D
I'm fairly obsessed with seeking sales and selective grocery shopping, and have been on a big New Seasons kick lately, I walk down the to Division location and make a morning or afternoon out of it~ (it's at bit of a walk for me coming from Belmont).

Ms. Mercedes said...

I stumbled upon your blog and started SALIVATING upon looking at your cake pictures! Are you still planning to post the recipe? It looked UNbelieveable.

This hummus looks delicious too...I'm meaning to try a hummus pizza, a la Drenna at Vive le Vegan.

Harmonia said...

So, what was the recipe? Measurements, etc for your white bean hummus...I did a cannelli bean one - I didn't like it at all...ek!

I'd love to try yours, though!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

ms. mercedes- welcome to my blog! I have to find my print out of the cake recipe and then I will type it, I remember to do so when I'm at work but then I realize the recipe is at home..I've yet to try hummus pizza, but it is intriguing.

Harmonia- I use cannellini (uh oh)or great northern beans for this, or a mix of one white bean and chickpea, I meant to link the recipe! I'll edit the post with it..

Harmonia said...

I'll check it out! Thanks!

Harmonia said...

That's a LOT of garlic...just the way I like it!

Heck, I'll try it...even if it does have cannelli beans! No worries!

Thanks for the linkage!

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