Tuesday, October 9, 2018

{Recipe} Testing out the TJ's Eggplant Hummus Copycat

Trader Joe's Eggplant Hummus has a cult following but you can't get it everywhere. 
I was able to find and try it on our trip to Austin but my store doesn't carry it.  I found a copycat recipe and it is so good!  There's a video that accompanies the recipe and it's worth watching to see how she makes it.

You start by scoring and roasting an eggplant. You'll only need a half cup of eggplant so you can save the rest of it for another recipe. In the last 15 minutes of the roasting time add 6 cloves of garlic to the baking sheet and roast that too.
Here are the other ingredients that you need.   Baking powder sounds strange but it makes the hummus airy and fluffy.
Add everything but the pomegranate juice to a food processor or high speed blender.  Set aside.
Heat 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice on the stove, bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.

When it's done cooking down, there should be about 1/2 TBS of reduced liquid left.  Add this to the food processor and pulse until smooth.
Looking good!
You could stop and be done right here or...
Add this last step of mixing the hummus up with a hand mixer.
It makes it even more light and fluffy!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.  It makes twice as much hummus as the package from TJ's.  I don't notice the eggplant flavor very much so even if you're not an eggplant fan, you'll probably like this hummus.
She had some ideas for the extra pomegranate juice too. Make a seltzer and pom mocktail.
For full recipe and instructions, click here.

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laura@notatrophywife.com said...

How awesome! Great tutorial Heather! laura

Andrea Nine said...

I love eggplant and I love hummus so this is a win win....sounds sooo good!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love hummus Heather and this sounds so good. :)

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Carla from The River said...

Well done, Heather! I am pinning.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Yes! I’m excited to test it! Great recipe share - thank you!

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