Forget those tubs in the supermarket, they never taste like the real thing. I always use Ziyad brand products for a more authentic middle eastern taste.The addition of the "tetbeleh" is how it is mainly made in the Jordan. In the mid east people enjoy this as a breakfast side, typically someone makes a run to the nearby falafel restaurant and brings back falafel, hommus and foul(fave beans) and serve with a side of green olives, white cheese and tea using our pita bread as our spoons, and there you have a middle eastern breakfast. In the U.S. it is served as a side dish for the most part, but in the middle east it is more a breakfast dish.
- 13 ounces garbanzo beans
- 3 small garlic cloves
- 5 tablespoons tahini
- 4 tablespoons yogurt (middle eastern)
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice or 4 tablespoons lime juice
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 garlic clove
- 1⁄2 large jalapeno pepper
- 1 whole lemon, juice of
- 1 lime, juice of
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place the beans and garlic cloves in a saucepot and bring to a boil.Save broth for reserve.
- Place only the beans and garlic in food processor.
- Run the processor to grind up the beans.
- Add olive oil, tahini, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and 3/4 cup reserved broth from beans.
- You will need to let it blend in the food processor for about 10 minutes to get creamy.
- Afterwards if you want it a bit looser add a tiny bit of broth and stir well.
- Meanwhile combine garlic, hot pepper and salt in a mortar pestle and smash until mush.
- Add lemon juice to the garlic/jalapeño condiment and stir well.
- Spread out hummus on a plate, place a few tablespoons of the tetbeleh in the middle.
- Place in the refrigerator for about an hour or so.
- Decorate with paprika.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Serve with pita wedges.
- Hummus will last for 2 days in the fridge.