HOW TO MAKE HUMMUS
What is Hummus?
An Arabic or Middle Eastern food spread made from chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini (sesame paste) and seasoning.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
- 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
- 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- white pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
First, in a container empty can or jar of chickpeas with its liquid into a mixing bowl.
Next, add in your garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt, pepper and blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Approximately 3-5 minutes.
Then, garnish with parsley (optional).
Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread or baguette, or cover and refrigerate.
I like to dip veggies into it; celery and carrots are my favourite and this makes a great appetizer for parties too.
For an added treat add in a dash of cumin or diced red peppers and eat immediately.
Eva’s Tip: I like mine with extra lemon juice. Add extra on the next day to left overs and freshen up your dip.
Tahini is also very hard to find in grocery stores in southern France, but at the Intermarche they have Tahini salad dressing. Add 1-2 tablespoons to the mix instead and voila!
The last time I made this I did not have any Tahini, so I added in 1 tablespoon paprika and 1 tablespoon cumin and I now have a new favourite Hummus recipe!
The problem with Tahini is it is expensive to buy and it goes off very quickly. I use maybe a 1 1/2 tablespoons before it gets tossed in the bin.