"Simply the best, easiest recipe ever. Delicious and makes enough to feed 4 adults and still have some left over for lunch the next day. Preferably make a day prior to being needed as flavour develops on keeping."
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  • Soak chickpeas over night.
  • Cover well with water and bring to boil.
  • Cook till soft.
  • Drain and save some of the cooking water.
  • Place in blender of food processor and mix till well blended.
  • Add Tahini, lemon juice and 1/2 cup oil.
  • Process further.
  • Add further oil and cooking water till desired consistency is reached. The mixture will thicken further on sitting.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Serve with pita bread and riata.

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  1. Tasty! I liked the lemony tang. I added extra garlic and paprika plua a dash of cayenne and cumin. Used canned garbanzo beans rather that dried ones and it only took a few minutes to prepare! Thanks, KK! Made for Fall PAC 2012
  2. A good basic recipe which could be built upon. Add a couple cloves garlic, a dash of cumin and cayenne. Remember, my consultations are always free...and you can trust me. Made for A-NZ#67 recipe swap.
  3. I love hummus and like trying different recipes, this recipe reminded me of my Aunts recipe, she loves lots of lemon in it. I used organic can chickpeas and added two lemons . To serve I spread the hummus on some home made focaccia and it tasted yummy. Thank you so much for posting your recipe Kiwi Kathy
  4. Only change I made was I used about 1 1/2 lemons for the juice, got a good mixture after stirring for a little bit. I thought this was very good, as well did the rest of us. It had a nice citrus taste to it. Made and reviewed for Recipe Swap#49..
  5. What a yummy hummus! I really liked it, especially with the tahini and the slight zing from the fruit juice (I had to use apple juice due to an allergy to citrus). I didnt need all the oil (probably just about 1/4 cup), but I like it, when my hummus is nice and thick so for somebody else it might be the perfect amount. The only thing why this is not a 5 star recipe for me is, that I found it needed a few more spices to really shine. But other than that, I really really loved this!<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this lovely recipe with us, Kiwi Kathy!<br/>Made and reviewed for the AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #47 December 2010.


Based in Whangarei NZ. My favourite recipe book is by a two NZers, Alison and Simon Holst Meals without Meat. This book is my all time stand by for healthy inexpensive meals. I wouldn't be without it. I love cooking and look forward to preparing meals each evening.
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