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Old 02-03-2009, 02:07 PM   #31
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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..
Depending on the size of the can of chickpeas that's either too much tahini or TOO MUCH tahini. I imagine it would have been unpleasant if you were expecting it to taste like store-bought.

Was that really from a recipe?
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:11 PM   #32
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Depending on the size of the can of chickpeas that's either too much tahini or TOO MUCH tahini. I imagine it would have been unpleasant if you were expecting it to taste like store-bought.

Was that really from a recipe?
Yes, it was from this site: Binnur's Turkish Cookbook: Hummus

You are right, it's TOO MUCH tahini

Also, my can of chickpeas was very small, which made it even worse; it could not have been more disastrous
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:14 PM   #33
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This is mine. You definitely used too much tahini paste.

1 12-oz can garbanzo beans
1 clove garlic
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2-3 tbsp tahini sauce (sesame paste)
juice of 1 small lemon
tsp salt

I blend it up in the food processor.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:19 PM   #34
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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!
Thanks for the links LPBeier!
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:24 PM   #35
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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
Ok, I'll rephrase; my hummus was disgusting. I thought I made it correctly, and just couldn't imagine anyone liking the hummus I made.
That's why I called it disgusting, I'm sure most of you would agree if you tasted it!

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Old 02-03-2009, 02:33 PM   #36
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As long as you don't make me eat your hummus then we are friends
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:39 PM   #37
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Hahaha, I would never do that.... maybe I would make an exception for BreezyCooking.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:40 PM   #38
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Yes, it was from this site: Binnur's Turkish Cookbook: Hummus

You are right, it's TOO MUCH tahini

Also, my can of chickpeas was very small, which made it even worse; it could not have been more disastrous
That's part of the problem with the recipe this person posted (the blog, not you) they didn't specify how big a can of chickpeas to use. Since things like that vary, they really should have put a size.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:42 PM   #39
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That's part of the problem with the recipe this person posted (the blog, not you) they didn't specify how big a can of chickpeas to use. Since things like that vary, they really should have put a size.
Yes, that's true, but no matter how big your can of chickpeas is, the amount of tahini specified in the recipe is insane. She is a very nice person so I forgive her.
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Whats interesting is that the comments on that site all say how delicious that recipe is.
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