I make hummus pretty regularly. Last time I made it I roasted the chickpeas and garlic, which was amazing. This time I decided to just whip up a quick batch without roasting anything. I think roasting does make it have a bit richer flavor, though.
I buy as much food as possible in bulk form from the Wedge Co-op's bulk bins, chickpeas and adzuki beans (pictured) are no exception. Tonight I quick-soaked and cooked them using the technique Bittman describes on p.501, but I have admittedly been doing this for awhile anyways.
Chickpeas in a blender. In the background you can see some wheat berries soaking.
The final product. I used Bittman's hummus recipe on p.23. I used cumin instead of black pepper since we were out of black pepper and I threw in a jalapeno I got from Cornercopia (the student-run organic farm) at the farmer's market last week. I also added additional lemon juice and water because I like a creamier consistency.
Everything turned out well! I ate some of the hummus with slices of cucumber and might make some pita bread soon to eat with the rest.