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Old 02-02-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hummus is disgusting

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 02-02-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. I think it is great stuff. Before you give up on it why not taste it prepared by someone else (buy at the store or restaurant) in case you you just did a bad job of making it.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:31 PM   #3
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Perhaps you are right, I will have to use much less tahini, but somehow I don't think I'll like it. Guacamole, pesto and salsa are next. I had tasted ready made versions from the store, but have never made them myself.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:31 PM   #4
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I've never added water to a Hummus recipe and I only had a couple Tblsp. of Tahini. No wonder it doesn't taste right.

You should eat some commercial Hummus so you know what it actually tastes like.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:34 PM   #5
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Yes, 3/4 cup tahini for 1 can chickpeas seems too much..
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:34 PM   #6
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Whoa I didn't notice the measurements. Yeah WAY too much tahini. I have never added water either. Too much garlic too IMO.
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Whoa I didn't notice the measurements. Yeah WAY too much tahini. I have never added water either. Too much garlic too IMO.
Yes, I also didn't like the strong garlic taste.
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I would go with just one clove next time. The garlic is raw so the flavor is very strong.
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And just a few TBSP tahini, I think?
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:46 PM   #10
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