Hummus

Hummus

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23 review(s) averaging 4.7. 96% would make again

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Simple, healthy dip made from garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas).

"This is a great recipe to have on hand. Perfect for a quick snack or add parsley, olives and olive oil to the top and call it lunch. I only used 1 small garlic clove and a little more lemon juice than called for. These changes were only a matter of my own taste. I think this is a great recipe and will be making it again. Fast, flavorful, and easy. Five stars in my book"

- OaxacaCookin

Ingredients

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1 15-oz can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
2 tablespoons lemon juice; (fresh is best)
1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)
3 cloves garlic; chopped
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon Salt

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

Drain the garbanzo beans and reserve 1/4 cup of the liquid

Combine the beans, 1/4 cup reserved liquid, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, olive oil, cumin, pepper and salt in a blender or small food processor. Puree until smooth.

Best if refrigerated for at least 3 hours. Serve in a shallow dish, drizzle additional extra virgin olive oil over the hummus just before serving.

Notes

You can add all sorts of extras to this base recipe: sun tried tomatoes, peppers, chilis, ginger. My favorite is to add 1-2 tbs of harissa (a Tunisian hot chili sauce) to give a nice heat!

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Verified by stevemur

Hummus photo by Nesto Nesto

The original recipe, plus ginger and homemade Tahini!!! Yum! photo by menikaschulte menikaschulte

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I used dried garbanzos that I had rehydrated so maybe that wad the problem... I used 2 cloves of garlic and it is much too garlicy. Overall a great base recepie that you can change to your liking. Thanks for posting!
8Jane 7 months ago
I just made this hummus and it's the best I've ever had. I'll never buy store made again. I added cayenne pepper because I like the heat and it's EXCELLENT!!!!
susieq_64 7 months ago
This turned out Heavenly! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.
Chanda1969 8 months ago
Hummus is not Greek. It is a very tasty middle Eastern recipe but not Greek. I have first found out about hummus once I moved from Greece to UK 12 years ago. For some strange reason people there thought that hummus is Greek. Since then I have tried to find out if there is any area in Greece where people are preparing hummus with a different name or something similar. I have failed. I have to say that it started appearing in some Greek supermarkets relatively recently. I cooked this to my parents this summer and I found it hard to convince them eating it. As for me I love it, but I do not consider it Greek.
gisvlasta 1 year ago
Very easy and good
alockward 1 year ago
Never made hummus before....very easy and sooo good!
ssjj 1 year ago
Super easy, very yummy recipe! Will definitely make again!!
ecartner 1 year ago
Best hummus I've ever tasted! Thank you! I have found I like it with the juice of a whole lemon instead of the quantity listed.
Thatonechick 2 years ago
fairidah 2 years ago
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