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.
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) - 500 grams
Tahini (Sesame paste) - 120 grams
Lemon - 1
Garlic - 2 cloves
Salt - 1-2 teaspoons
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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.
After 12 hours, rinse the chickpeas under running water. Transfer to a pot and cover with 2 liters of cold water.
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.
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.
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.
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.