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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hummus




Hummus is the most famous of all middle eastern dips. Hummus is an Arabic word meaning "Chickpeas". You can serve hummus as an appetizer and a dip. It is also served as part of a meze or as an accompaniment to Falafel, Grilled chicken, Tortilla chips, Crackers or Eggplant. It is tasty and nutritious, but also low in calories.  Hummus is a creamy puree of chickpea, tahini (sesame seeds paste) seasoned with lemon juice and garlic.



Ingredients
  • 1 Cup boiled Chickpeas, drained
  • 1/8 Cup liquid from chickpea
  • 1 Tbsp fresh Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic- roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Tahini paste ( sesame seeds paste)
  • Salt to taste about 1/2 tsp
Direction

  1. In a food processor, blend chickpeas, reserving about half tablespoon for garnish. Place lemon juice, garlic, tahini and salt. Add 1/8 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Process until smooth.
  2. Place in serving bowl, and creat a shallow well in the center of the hummus.
  3. Add olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley and few chickpeas.
  4. Serve with pita bread .

Notes :-
  • Variations- Sprinkle with a small amount of paprika and drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil. Add  a small red chili (chopped) if you like a spicier hummus.
  • Hummus can be refrigerated, covered, for up to one week and frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Adjust seasoning according to your taste.

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