>> Thursday, March 17, 2011
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- Open to US residents only (sorry to my international readers)
- Tell me if you like Hummus, and is there a special or interesting ingredient you add that is not found in a standard Hummus recipes? Then Pick a number between 1 and 300, leave a comment with your answer and chosen number.
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**OOPS forgot to say that the winner will be announced on Monday, March 21.**
Hummus is a middle eastern spread or dip made mostly from white chickpeas (also know as garbanzo beans). Hummus has enjoyed great popularity in not only middle easter cuisine but also in Greek cuisine. In recent history it has gained popularity all over the world. Chickpeas have been used in the middle east since ancient times. Some believe that the earliest hummus recipes date back to the 13th century.
Tahini is an ingredient that can sometimes be hard to find. My recipe omits the tahini but still yields a delicious flavor with a lemony flavor.
14 oz. or 400 g cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1/4 cup or 60 ml reserved broth from boiling chickpeas or from can
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, (E.V.O. oil)
1 medium lemon (I used Meyer lemon) juiced about 3 tbsp juice
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. salt
pinch black pepper
extra cooked chickpeas
parsley, dried or fresh
immersion blender or regular blender
1. In a small bowl combine lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Place drained chickpeas/garbanzo beans in blender, remember to reserve the broth. Pour 1/4 cup of the reserved broth and the lemon mixture into the blender. Pulse until you have a smooth thick paste. If needed, add extra broth or water to the blender to achieve the consistency needed. Taste and adjust spices if necessary. Pour the hummus into serving dish.