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Friday Foods: Hummus

Hummus
(via Albertas Agejevas)

One of the things that I love most when I’m at a Middle Eastern place, is the hummus. I fell in love with it from the very first taste and I had to learn how to make it on my own. A quick search led me to MediterAsian.com, where they had a load of recipes for Middle Eastern food that I like, and I found a very simple hummus recipe.

Ingredients

2 cloves garlic—roughly chopped
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup water
14 oz (400g) canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)—rinsed and drained
½ cup tahini
1 teaspoon salt


All you need to do is to dump all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth, scraping the sides occasionally.

It’s that simple actually. There are different variations of the hummus, where you add some cumin powder, or substitute the tahini with yogurt or even adding chilli powder for an extra kick. Hummus is good with almost everything and even on it’s own.

According to Dude, using dried chickpeas are better but I’ve never tried it before. Soak the dried chickpeas overnight and then boil them over a low heat for 3-4hrs, until the chickpeas are soft. Then you can just follow the recipe above. He doesn’t even use tahini but I don’t know how it will change the taste of the hummus as I’ve never left the tahini out.

Do try it out and let me know how it goes.

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