Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Curried Pineapple Hummus with Herbed Egg Roll Chips

I've said numerous times over on the BakeSpace forums, one of my all-time favorite food reads is 28 Cooks. There, Fiber has posted many a vegetarian (and pescetarian) delight, my favorite of which are her wonderfully flavorful and creative hummus recipes. Her hummuses (hummus's...hummuseses...hummi?) range from Thai Coconut Curry Hummus, to Cirtus Sesame Hummus, to Sundried Tomato Hummus, and Chipotle Cilantro and more. One recipe I made some time ago was her Pineapple Curry Hummus. I loved it and was inspired the other day to make my own variation on this unexpected combination of flavors.

Curried Pineapple Hummus with Herbed Egg Roll Chips!

My version is similar is concept, but differs somewhat in ingredients. Rather than using curry powder, I used red curry paste. Plus I added coconut milk in place of oil, to give a creamier consistency and a more curried flavor. Along side the hummus, I made Herbed Egg Roll Chips, which are relly no more than crispy egg roll wrappers with an some of Emeril's Asian Essence. They are wonderfully crisp and crunchy when you bite into them.

Curried Pineapple Hummus

All the ingredients are approximate, as I was simply adding them to taste. Feel free to adjust them to suit your own palette.

1 can garbonzo beans (chick peas)
1/4 cup pineapple chunks
1 - 1 1/2 tsp. red curry paste
1 - 2 tbsp. coconut milk
Pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and go at it until you reach the smoothness that suits you, add more or less liquid (including the juice from the pineapple chunks, if you'd like) to reach your desired consistency.

Herbed Egg Roll Chips

egg roll wrappers
Emeril's Asian Essence (or any other Asian spice mix)
cooking spray

Put a large, cast iron skillet over high heat.

Take an egg roll wrapper and spray it with a bit of cooking oil. Sprinkle with Asian Essence (or your choise of Asian, or non-Asian, herbes). Cook about 1 - 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

Allow the wrappers to cool, then break them into chips.


Alejandra said...

WOah! This is an awesome idea! I can't wait to try at next party...

Fiber said...

Wow - I love your variation and will definitely have to give it a try!! It sounds absolutely delicious.

And thanks for the blog love!

Kevin said...

Curried pineapple hummus is a great idea!

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This pinneaple hummus tastes awesome! why you don't subscribe this recipe into a food contest?