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Old 04-15-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Hummus - Ideas?

Hello.

I really like making my own hummus. Problem is, it never tastes exactly how I want it, and definitely never looks it. I really dislike the kind that comes in tubs from the grocery store. I really really love this particular restaurants.

Every time I try to make my own, while it's good, it's not exactly what I want. I'd like something close to the restaurants.

Their hummus doesn't have any garlic in it, or very little at least. It's a grayish color, where as my hummus always turns out to be an orangish color. Their hummus is very creamy, with a little tang to it.

My main issue is the color. I'm thinking of adding yogurt to mine, as I've seen a few recipes that require it. I currently use Peanut Butter because the only place I've found Tahini wants 7 bucks for a very small jar of it.

Do you think a bit of fresh rosemary would go well in some hummus?

I suppose this thread could double as a hummus recipe thread as well since you fellas and ladies may not be able to help me with my vague details.

Thanks!

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Apologies if this is the wrong forum.

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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I venture to guess that you hummus is orange because of the peanut butter. Tahini is expensive but lasts a long time and is worth the investment most grocery stores are now carrying it in the ethnic food dept.. Try adding lemon juice I love the taste of it in my hummus as for a recipe I just use 1 can of chickpeas, a couple of cloves of garlic, 1/3 C tahini and juice of one lemon in the food processor add olive oil to desired consistency.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Nah. I've made it without PB&J and with Tahini before, and it still has a bit of an orange/yellow color to it.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
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Well, Chicks told you how to make hummus like all of the middle eastern restaurants around here make it. It definately has a tan color to it.

If what you are eating that you think is hummus is sort of gray - it could be babaganush - similar but made with roasted eggplant.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:03 PM   #5
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Nah. I've made it without PB&J and with Tahini before, and it still has a bit of an orange/yellow color to it.

Maybe you should post your entire recipe so we can understand your problem better.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:06 AM   #6
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Last time I made it was about a week ago. One can of chickpeas, two cloves of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, about a quarter cup of chickpea water, and a spoonful of peanut butter.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:23 AM   #7
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Whenever I make Hummus - using a similar recipe as Chicks
it is a tan-white color,
never orange or gray. I never saw gray hummus.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:01 AM   #8
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The thing that makes hummus come out right is the olive oil. Make sure that the oil you use has the flavor you really like, whether that's fruity or light. I go for a solid taste but lighter on the fruitiness. Try one with a slight peppery flavor.
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