Hummus is one of my favorite appetizers. If you have ever been to the Middle East or to a Middle Eastern restaurant, you know hummus is an essential dish. Let’s make home-made Hummus
1 Can of chick peas or 1 cups of hard chick peas
3 tablespoons of ground sesame (Tahini)
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
1 Medium size piece of crushed garlic
One squeezed lemon (to taste)
How to prepare:
If not using canned chick peas then drain the soaked chick peas, place in a pot and add three times the amount of water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Boil vigorously for about 10 minutes, turn the heat down, cover the saucepan and simmer until the chick peas are very soft- approx. 1 hour. Drain liquid off and reserve.
In a food processor, mix the chickpeas, tahini, yogurt, crushed garlic, the lemon and a pinch of salt together till thick and creamy.
Add one piece of ice to the food processor and blend. This will make the hummus smooth and get rid of chunks.
You can add whatever you like to your hummus (ie. red pepper, sun dried tomatoes or just add some cumin and olive oil).