HOW TO MAKE: Hummus

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How to make humus at home in France

 

 

How to make humus at home in France
How to make humus at home in France

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

In a contained empty chickpeas with its liquid into a mixing bowl. Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt, pepper and blend with a hand mixer until smooth. 3-5 minutes.

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, carrots my favourite and this makes a great appetizer for parties.

For an added treat add in cumin or diced red peppers and eat immediately.

Eva’s Tip: I like mine with extra lemon juice. Add extra the next day to left overs and freshen up your dip. Tahini is hard to find in southern France grocery stores, but at our Intermarche they have Tahini salad dressing. Add 1-2 tablespoons to the mix instead and voila!

Bon Appetite

1 COMMENT

  1. 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.

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