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    Hummus - to Die For!

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    1. 1
      Pick over the chickpeas and discard any misshapen chickpeas and stones.
    2. 2
      Rinse the chickpeas and drain.
    3. 3
      Place in a bowl, add water to cover generously, and let stand for at least 4 hours or for up to overnight.
    4. 4
      Drain the chickpeas and place in a saucepan with water to cover by 2 inches.
    5. 5
      Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the skins crack and the chickpeas are very tender, about 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Remove from the heat and drain, reserving the cooking liquid.
    7. 7
      In a food processor or blender, combine the chickpeas, the 1/2 cup lemon juice, the tahini, 3 Tbs. of the olive oil, the garlic, the salt and the cumin.
    8. 8
      Process until a soft, creamy paste forms, adding a bit of the cooking liquid to loosen the texture, if necessary.
    9. 9
      Taste and add more lemon juice and salt, if needed.
    10. 10
      Transfer the puree to a serving bowl and spread with the back of a spoon to form a shallow well.
    11. 11
      Drizzle with the remaining 1 Tbs.olive oil.
    12. 12
      Sprinkle with the parsley and paprika.
    13. 13
      Garnish with the lemon wedges and olives and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 27, 2008


      Absolutely delicious! This is the first time I am making hummus and also the first time I am cooking chick peas. I thought I had the peas soft enough but they weren't and so I have a grainy textured hummus. Ichose this recipe as it uses dried beans. This is a very economical dish and definitely a keeper.

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    • on May 08, 2007


      Extremely yummy! I won't be able to go back to store-bought hummus anymore. I'd love to lighten up this recipe, but I can't see how ... we'll just use it sparingly, and enjoy it thoroughly when we have it. I used canned garbanzo beans (Trader Joe's) and it was absolutely delicious, so I have to assume it didn't hurt the flavor much to go with canned.

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    • on January 11, 2007



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    Nutritional Facts for Hummus - to Die For!

    Serving Size: 1 (104 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 367.4
    Calories from Fat 192
    Total Fat 21.3 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 317.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.4 g
    Sugars 5.2 g
    Protein 12.5 g

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    brine-cured black olives

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