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Old 07-29-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Soak 1 cup of small chick peas and 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda in water overnight.

Rinse off and soak in clean water for 2 or more hours and drain.

Add chick peas and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to pot and cook on high heat until the peas are dry. Then cook two minutes more.

Add 6 or 7 cups of water to pot and bring to a slow boil. Skim off any foam as they cook. Cook until tender and drain.

While they are cooking mix:
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic

Add chick peas to blender and blend until smooth. Then add tanhi, lemon juice, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Place into refrigerator.

When ready to serve use ice water (if needed) to dilute to desired consistency.

Top with a good quality olive oil, olives and chopped flat leaf parsley.


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Old 07-29-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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I've never had hummus, nor knew what it looked like.
What ethnicity is it? Is it used like a cold spread or dip/sauce? Do people eat it with crackers, too?
Educate me. I just might give it a go based on your picture of it.
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I've never had hummus, nor knew what it looked like.
What ethnicity is it? Is it used like a cold spread or dip/sauce? Do people eat it with crackers, too?
Educate me. I just might give it a go based on your picture of it.
Hummus is Middle Eastern / Arabic exactly where is came from and who can claim it is cause of meany heated discussions.

It is eaten as a dip for breads, crackers and vegetables. It is also used as a sauce. Normally served cold.

It is a very healthy food.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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Thanks. It seems like it would be pretty good.
So chick peas... those are garbanzo or chi chi beans, right? They come in a can?
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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Thats how I do my hummous, with tahini and lemon , but I used canned chick peas and reserve a little of the water to loosen it up a bit. Its a cracking dip, great with warm pitta bread and or crudites.
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Thanks. It seems like it would be pretty good.
So chick peas... those are garbanzo or chi chi beans, right? They come in a can?
To me the canned ones have a bit of a grainy texture.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:54 PM   #7
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I love hummus! Love your presentation, PPO! I like to add a bit of cayenne and ground coriander to mine. Gives it a bit of a kick. Sometimes I add 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, too. And I'm lazy - I use canned chickpeas.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:01 PM   #8
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That's such a nice presentation, PPO!

I'd wondered if you meant dried garbanzos in your recipe too. Apparently so!
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I didn't know they came dried, but like I said before, I don't spend a lot of time in the dry bean aisle.
I love the canned ones. I'll have to see how they compare before I turn one of them into hummus.
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I use the canned ones, because I don't like having the skins in the hummus, and they are a bugger to remove from the home cooked chickpeas.
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