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    Fluffy Hummus

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    1 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hrs

    Chandra M's Note:

    There are quite a few recipes already on zaar for hummus, but not quite the same recipe. I adapted the technique from Cooks Illustrated, and find it gives a very fluffy, not grainy texture. The cooking time includes 1 hour chill time, which can be cut short if necessary, but the flavors won't develop as nicely.

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    Serves: 4-6



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    1. 1
      In a cup or small bowl, mix the lemon juice and water.
    2. 2
      Stir the tahini very well. In a small bowl, stir the tahini and oil until mixed.
    3. 3
      Put the chickpeas, garlic, salt, and spices in the food processor bowl. Puree for about 30 seconds or until mostly smooth. Scrape down the sides.
    4. 4
      Start the processor again, and very slowly pour in the water and lemon juice mixture, continue processing until smooth (about 45 seconds total). Scrape down the sides if necessary.
    5. 5
      Start the processor again, and very slowly pour in the tahini and olive oil mixture, continue processing until smooth and fluffy (about 45 seconds total).
    6. 6
      Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill for at least 1 hour for the flavors to develop. Serve garnished with cilantro or parsley if desired.
    7. 7
      *Note* the hummus may thicken while sitting, if so, just add a splash of water or olive oil and stir to desired consistency before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 15, 2011


      Yum! This is great tasting hummus. The spice, lemon juice and garlic proportions are just right. Mine still turned out slightly grainy, but I think that's my fault, not the recipe's. Who cares, anyway? It's still delicious. I will make this often--thanks, Chandra.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fluffy Hummus

    Serving Size: 1 (112 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 322.4
    Calories from Fat 170
    Total Fat 18.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 481.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.9 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 9.5 g

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