Spring, summer, fall, or winter, homemade hummus with a platter of fresh veggies is a must-have for gathering and entertaining. Scroll down for this Matcha Toasted Rice Hummus recipe!
Entertaining is fun and doesn’t have to be complicated, that’s why I have a make-ahead tea infused appetizer for you that will have everyone going back for second helpings. I added a delicious twist to a classic hummus, the famous Middle Eastern dip traditionally made with garbanzo beans.
I used a combination of peas and garbanzo beans for a more vibrant, fresher take on the classic recipe and added Matcha Toasted Rice, a blend of Japanese genmaicha and matcha teas (look for this new blend online and in stores soon!). It’s robust and nutty, the perfect match for the nutty undertones given to the dip by the sesame seed paste (tahini). The result? Savory earthy goodness.
Cold brewing is another make-ahead hack that will turn warm-weather entertaining into a breeze. The subtle smokiness of this green tea pairs beautifully with the nutty and savory notes of the hummus. Such a refreshing combination to whet your appetite!
- 1lb shelling peas in their pods or 5.5 oz shelled peas (= 1 ¼ cup)
- 2 Matcha Toasted Rice tea bags
- ½ cup garbanzo beans, canned
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp tahini (sesame paste)
- ½ small clove of garlic
- ½ tsp salt
- Lemon zest (optional)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Fresh thyme
- Bring water to a boil and allow to cool slightly. Steep 1 bag of Matcha Toasted Rice (coming soon!) in ½ cup hot water for 5 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
- If your peas are in their pods, shell and rinse them well. Blanch shelled peas for 3 minutes in a pot of boiling water. Drain and plunge in cold water to stop cooking. Drain again and set aside.
- Puree blanched peas, garbanzo beans, lime juice, tahini, garlic and brewed tea using a blender or a handheld immersion blender. Puree to desired consistency, you can blend it longer for smoother texture or leave it a little chunky.
- Separately, finely grind the contents of 1 Matcha Toasted Rice tea bag with ½ teaspoon salt using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. Add powder to hummus and stir well with a spatula to incorporate.
- Add grated lemon zest to taste for some extra bright notes but you can omit it if you’re not a fan.
- Transfer hummus to a serving plate or bowl and generously drizzle extra virgin olive oil on top. Garnish with fresh thyme.
- Serve with crunchy seasonal vegetables for dipping, spread on freshly baked sourdough bread, or scoop with chips.
- Store in the fridge if you are not serving straightaway. Happy entertaining!
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Matchalicious Snack Set includes 6 boxes of Numi Matcha Toasted Rice tea (look for it online and in store soon!), an assortment of Bare Veggie Chips, plus this lovely wooden serving platter and ceramic dip bowl. Runner-up winners will each receive 6 boxes of our soon-to-be-released Matcha Toasted Rice! Ends midnight Pacific Time, Thursday September 6, 2018.