Now a stereotype, I still wanted hummus. The deal is, Whole Foods once had a really fricking good hummus in their fresh/prepared foods case. Then they messed it up by changing the recipe and adding sugar to it. Okay, so now that I'm even MORE a stereotype, let's add to it: basic hummus has like four ingredients in it: chick peas, tahini, lemon, and garlic. THAT'S IT. So when I go to a store and see a list of weirdo stuff in there, I walk away. Hummusless.
Trader Joe's has one hummus, Eggplant Hummus, minus sugar. But I live in Glendale, there has to be an amazing hummus somewhere in this town, right? The search has begun.
Fresh behind the counter but minus any posted ingredients list, I asked if there was sugar in their hummus. The initial answer was "I don't think so," but I persisted. After some investigating, the answer was no, but I have no idea what else is in this hummus. I got a small tub. The hummus is reasonably priced and good consistency. My only thought against it was it seems too salty, and maybe a bit...heavy. Whole Foods was a fresher, lighter fare, this by comparison seemed more laden.
The woman behind the counter was very nice as was the gentleman who looked into ingredients for me, but I think the search will continue. Someone suggested I try one of the many restaurants, like Carousel. Good idea!
Still, last night I made a cucumber salad with red onions, dill, lemon, S&P, and a drizzle of good olive oil. Put some hummus on that and a hard boiled egg with anchovies - only in this case a scrambled egg with a bit of curry because I was running late - de-lish!