I made hummus for the first time tonight... it was beyond awful! When I mixed the ingredients, it smelled like the corn products plant in Decatur, IL (for those of you who do not live near an ADM plant, that means that it smelled realllllly bad!)
I ate one bite and gagged. The taste in my mouth nearly compelled me to run to the bathroom! I forced the kids to try one bite - it is character building - and they all HATED it. Joshua gagged and spewed... Aaahh, the joys of trying new recipes.
So, is hummus a love/hate relationship? Is it an acquired taste? Or, do you think I did something to really mess up the recipe? I am frustrated, because I wasted half a lemon's juice in that concoction! (Well, the lemon peel was not a total waste. I took it to the bathtub and scrubbed the rust stains with it. After soaking, the red stains lightened up a bit!)
Any ideas? Want to send me a new recipe? Do you think that I just hate tahini? (I hope it is not an aversion to tahini... I paid $8 for that bottle of tahini at the health foods store!) I thought that everyone is supposed to love hummus?!