Hummus

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

Ingredients:

2 Cans of chick peas or 2 cups of hard chick peas

3 tablespoons of ground sesame (Tahini)

2 tablespoons of plain yogurt

1 small piece of crushed garlic

One squeezed lemon

Salt

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.

Mix the ground sesame with the yogurt, crushed garlic, the lemon and a pinch of salt together till thick and creamy.

Blend the chick peas with the mixture in an electronic blender till thick and creamy.

You can add whatever you like to your hummus (ie. red pepper, sun dried tomatoes or just add some cumin and olive oil).

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3 Responses to Hummus

  1. What does the yogurt do? I make my hummus the same way you do, but no yogurt.

    • Eat-O-Live says:

      When preparing the tahini dip, we mix 3 tbsp of Tahini paste, 2 tbsp of plain yogurt, lemon, salt and garlic. The yogurt is to make the tahini dip creamier and smooth.

  2. I like the addition of yogurt. Will have to try.

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