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Old 02-03-2009, 09:32 AM   #21
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Respectfully Breezy, it is just one persons opinion. That is great that you would not come on and say something like that. I never would either. That does not mean that this person should act the same as us.

OK back to disgusting, I mean discussing hummus
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:37 AM   #22
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I personally don't care for "plain" hummus but could really pic out on roasted red pepper hummus. IMO, the peppers give it just a hint of sweetness and depth of flavor missing from "plain". I'd definitely try GotGarlic's recipe and agree with others to try ready made first.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:48 AM   #23
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Well, that's a lot more tahini per can of chickpeas than I usually use. I don't want to call it "wrong," but yeah, I can see where it would be overwhelming. The recipe I usually use is posted on my website (www.fearlesskitchen.com); I think the original came from Cliff Wright. It usually goes over pretty well.

I wouldn't recommend omitting the tahini completely, but it can be kind of overwhelming.

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I had hummus for the first time, I made it myself and I seriously think it's disgusting. I have no idea why people like it so much. No hummus for me ever again, lol.. What a huge disappointment....

I made it with the following ingredients:

1 can chickpeas
3 garlic cloves (smashed with salt)
1 1/2 lemon juice
3/4 cup tahini
2 tsp cumin
100 ml water
salt

I think the tahini flavor was overwhelming. Maybe I used too much..
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:07 AM   #24
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Hi!

I'm sorry you didn't like your hummus! I love the stuff, but, since I'm lebanese, I kinda grew up on it. If it helps, here's my recipe. The amount of tahini in yours definitely seems off. And, make sure that you rinse off the chickpeas. Otherwise, your hummus can have a bit of an off taste. And, adjust the amount of garlic for your personal preference.

2 cans chick peas, rinsed and drained
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1 ⅛- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tp salt.

Stick it all in a good blender and let 'er rip!

BTW, hummus is great with toasted pita chips.

Cut up the pita into wedges. Lay out on a baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with
olive oil and lightly salt. Toast in 375 degrees oven for about 12-15 minutes or until crisp.

Good luck!
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:13 AM   #25
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I don't think I would have ever tasted hummus if I hadn't had it at a Greek restaurant first. They served it with pita triangles and some excellent EVOO to pour over the hummus (just a little). I really liked it.
When I tried to fix it at home, it wasn't as good as theirs.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:41 AM   #26
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It is sort of different from anything most Americans are used to, and I suppose it's something of an acquired taste -- but I love it, as do my grandkids. It is a dip, not something most people would eat alone with a fork or spoon.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:45 AM   #27
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Argamemnon, there are several recent thread discussing hummus and various recipes for it. I will go and find the links for you. I also have one of my own. Recently I had a bunch of cooked lentils that I didn't know what to do with so I googled and found a recipe for lentil hummus. I have also made black bean hummus. Now the purists will say this isn't hummus because it isn't chickpeas, but whatever you call it, I call it delicious!
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:04 PM   #28
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Here are the links:

Hummus Help
I'm on a Hummus Kick
Can I Freeze Hummus?

I know there is another very recent one, but I can't find it right now.

I agree that the amount of garlic and tahini should be small in comparison to the chickpeas. And you can flavour it as well, as noted in these threads.

I hope your next experience is better than your first. It is a wonderful and healthy snack!
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:20 PM   #29
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I love Hummus.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:03 PM   #30
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One little request? Respectfully, next time around, I'd think a bit first before posting a title like "Hummus Is Disgusting". What if you had made it absolutely correctly, but just didn't like it yourself? That wouldn't make it "disgusting" to those of us who do like it.

I do not like, nor will I ever like, calves liver. But I'd never dream of coming on here & say it's disgusting.
One could also choose not to take everything so seriously; life is much more fun that way ;-)
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I do not like, nor will I ever like, calves liver. But I'd never dream of coming on here & say it's disgusting.
I love calves liver!
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