Friday, October 19, 2012

Hummus



Our family is a big fan of Hummus used either as a dip for veggies or chips.  It can also be used as a Sandwich spread in a pita. It has protein and a good alternative to creamy dips with excellent flavor. This is something that I like to take along when our family has gone on picnics, or all day Volleyball tournaments for extra protein.

  • 2 cans of chick peas / garbonzo beans 540 ml / 19 oz, drained
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Tahini Paste
  • Juice from 2-3 freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons / 10 ml. ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Blend together in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.
This keeps for 2 weeks in the fridge, serve with home made tortilla chips, or veggies.  It makes a good sandwich spread as well in a pita or on a tortilla shell loaded with chopped veggies and cheese.  


17 comments:

  1. Dumb question....what is tahini paste and what area of the grocery store is it found?

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    1. Tahini paste is sesame paste. I find it in the Asian section at our local grocery store. I am sure the larger chains carry it in your area, you just need to ask someone who works there and hopefully they know.

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  2. I can't lie - hummus is weird to me. I like chick peas by themselves. But not all mushed up. I think my hummus has to have an extra taste of something strong, like garlic, in order for me to enjoy it.

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  3. Sounds perfect. We live on hummus since we can't do dairy and all the lovely dips we used to enjoy. Often add sundries tomatoes (packed in olive oil)

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  4. Thank you...I have been wanting to try to make my own hummus for quite awhile now as I have been buying ready made all summer and really enjoy it. So glad my immediate question about tahini paste was answered.

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  5. Love hummus in all it's forms....I add roasted red peppers to ours..mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    1. I like it with roasted peppers too......mmmmm is right!

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  6. Oh this looks delicious. I am going to make it and add in roasted peppers. ...and say goodbye to purchasing it in tubs.

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  7. You can add so many flavors to hummus..my favorite is to add green olives and let the flavors meld overnight..yummy...

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  8. Can you freeze the hummus?

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    1. I have never tried freezing hummus, sorry, I can't answer that.
      However I asked google and apparently it can be :)

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  9. I don't use tahini much so I substitute peanut butter. Red peppers are my favorite dipper. Hummus is also healthier and more flavorful than mayo as a sandwich condiment.

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  10. This is a great recipe, but I have never seen white hummus. It's usually medium-dark tan colored. Is this just a photo color issue?

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  11. Love Love Homemade Hummus! I almost always use white Kidney beans instead of chick peas. We had the most wonder hummus recently while visiting Israel!!

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  12. I wonder if anyone has tried this with field peas. I have crowder peas, red ripper and white acre peas.

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    1. Hi Carlota, I personally have never tried it with anything but chick peas. If you do try it with something else, please let us know how it turned out. Maybe someone else out there has tried and can attest to the goodness of it.

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