So, one of my former jobs was a seasonal gift wrapper for a high end kitchen retailer. And you know what? I loved that job. Like seriously loved it.
As I wrapped, I enjoyed envisioning where this gift was going; who would open it; and what the response would be. Yes, I know I can be a bit of a dreamer and a romantic, but it made me so fulfilled to wrap with these images.
Even to this day, I still love gift wrapping. My mom usually lets me wrap things because she doesn't love it like I do. It makes me so happy to have a huge pile of items to wrap. And I had a fairly big stack last week. The only problem?
I don't love gift wrapping hungry. I needed something fast; something I didn't need fingers for (only utensils); and, something flavorful and fun. But what??
I really wanted hummus, but I didn't want to take the time to get out my processor and have to clean it all up afterwards. Wrapping things with so much romantic energy can wear me out, so I definitely didn't need to be scrubbing a sharp blade after all that taping and making bows.
The answer--just use all the ingredients without blending them together. Genius!
I made the tahini sauce in a small glass, sautéed chickpeas and red peppers with garlic and cumin, and put them over cooked quinoa for some extra fun. I couldn't make my fingers greasy by dipping chips in with my broken down hummus....greasy fingers don't look too cute on wrapping paper.
You can customize this however you like your hummus. Black olive? Great. Roasted garlic? Cool. Chipotle pepper? Sweet....well more like smoky. Or, original? Wonderful.
Come up with your own combo. Tag me with #fastfixfriday and #myhealingmirepoix. I want to see what you come up with. Happy wrapping!! ???