Introduction: Hummus Recipe

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Hummus is a delicious Middle Eastern chickpea spread. It is very healthy, and easy to make at home. Serve it warm or cold, for breakfast, lunch or dinner with homemade Pita bread.

Ingredients:

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) - 500 grams

Tahini (Sesame paste) - 120 grams

Lemon - 1

Garlic - 2 cloves

Salt - 1-2 teaspoons

Get the recipe with American measures here.

Step 1:

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Soak ½ kg of chickpea in 1 ½ liters of water for 12 hours. You could add a teaspoon of baking soda to the chickpeas; it will make the chickpeas cook faster.

Step 2:

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After 12 hours, rinse the chickpeas under running water. Transfer to a pot and cover with 2 liters of cold water.

Step 3:

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Cover with a lid, bring to boil and cook over low heat for 2.5-3 hours, until very soft. Strain the chickpeas and save the cooking liquid.

Step 4:

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Transfer the chickpeas to the blender, add 2 cloves of garlic, 2 teaspoons of salt, the juice of 1 lemon, 120 grams of tahini (sesame paste) and blend. Add about ½ liter of the preserved cooking liquid into the hummus, blend until creamy and smooth.

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To serve hummus, spread some hummus on a plate in a circular motion, creating a higher edge. Add some tahini sauce in the middle. You can find a tahini sauce recipe on our website in the sauces and dressings section.

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Garnish with a few chickpeas, a teaspoon of toasted pine nuts, sprinkle some paprika and drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Garnish with some chopped parsley. Hummus is a delicious Middle Eastern spread. On our website, you will find Baba Ganoush eggplant dip and a pita bread recipe to serve it with.

Comments

HeadlessHorseman (author)2016-10-23

Always add cumin powder in the final blending. This helps with flavor and digestion.

paulrickkewl (author)2016-05-10

you can see similar article here

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