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May 14, 2013 05:45 PM

Too much garlic! Arghhh

I just made a batch of hummus. The large clove of garlic I added is REALLY strong and has a sharp bite. Anything I can add to tone it down? I've added some sun dried tomatoes in oil. Didn't help. Maybe it will be better tomorrow. My breath must be horrendous! Any ideas?

On a side note: The Trader Joe's garbanzo beans I used are the creamiest ever!

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    1. re: Chinon00

      It won't be better tomorrow. It will seem more pungent. I agree that more chickpeas will help. Did you use tahini? More of that will tone it down as well. To me, olive oil just carries garlic's bite further.

    2. Make another batch, sans garlic and then blend the two.

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      1. re: ohmyyum

        Yes, I used tahini. No Trader Joe's nearby. I'll need to use another brand of chick peas :(

      2. I've had the same problem a few times in the past. Tahini does help, and I also will add lemon juice to provide some brightness, but the only real solution

        1. Don't be afraid of a lot of garlic. Embrace it!

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          1. re: ricepad

            "Too much garlic."

            I understand each of those words individually but collectively they have no meaning to me. Maybe our correspondent didn't roast the garlic first?

            1. re: nokitchen

              Yep. I'm with you there. I don't think that three-word string has any significance in my worldview.

              But even un-roasted, I still just love garlic!

          2. Don't add a potato! Heh heh