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Old 06-06-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Hummus (Humus) Recipe TNT

Probably the best recipe you can find

250 g (9 oz) chickpeas, boiled until soft (or use canned) and peeled
4 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
1 lemon's juice
6 tablespoons olive oil
300 ml water
1/2 teespoon salt
1/2 teespoon sugar

Garnish:
Olive oil
cayenne pepper or paprika
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 small pomegranate, peeled and weeded out

Put chickpeas in a food processor; mill until it is smooth and flour-like. Add tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar and salt and mix them. Add water and continue mixing untill it gets a runny consistency (nearly same as tahini).

Pour this mixture on to a flat serving dish, and sprinkle the oil smoothly and the cayenne pepper or paprika, pomegranate grains and parsley decoratively on the top before serving.

Note: If your food processor has not enough capacity, divide all the ingredients in two, then follow same steps for each part. Also if you desire a sourish hummus just add more lemon juice.

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Old 06-06-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
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looks yummy, yummy.

can you make it into bars?

j/k, i love hummus.
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:02 PM   #3
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What is 300ml of water
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:11 AM   #4
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What is 300ml of water
300 milliliters of water. It's the measurement system that the rest of the world outside of the US uses.

Google Imperial Metric measurement. I can never remember the exact conversion amounts.

Yummy - looks like a good, classic recipe. We might try the pomegranate this winter when they are back in season.

ETA: Here is a fairly handy conversion site, Goodgiver: >:: World Wide Metric ::<
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #5
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I'll give your recipe a try - sounds like it would go well with fruit.

Traditionally hummus recipes include garlic but not sugar - I would include one medium/large crushed garlic clove with the quantities above and leave out the sugar. This makes it a great dip for corn chips etc.

You can use less water or even no water if you want a less runny hummus. I like mine to be spreadable like soft butter.
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:57 PM   #6
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I can't imagine a hummus recipe without garlic!

Not sure why sugar is in there and also not sure why you'd need to "peel" cooked chick peas.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:55 PM   #7
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popping the skins off the chickpeas gives a really smooth and yummy hummus.
(not all come off in the cooking, so rub them gently in your hands or squeeze them gently between your fingers.)
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:30 PM   #8
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IMO hummus should not have sugar in it (unless of course it has gone sour). After all, chickpeas are sweet enough in their natural state. I do mine with the chickpea skin on. Garlic is definitely one of the key ingredients. A sprinkling of paprika adds some kick besides allowing for a more colourful presentation.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:24 PM   #9
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I buy my chick peas canned, then drain and reserve the liquid and use it instead of regular tap water (you'll need less salt if you do this). Definitely a clove or two of garlic.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:31 AM   #10
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Yup, garlic is a key ingredient in hummus! And instead of water, I use yoghurt to thin it out. I also garnish with olives.
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