EVERYONE and their mother loves hummus. This is my old school Lebanese recipe. It’s vegetarian/vegan of course, as humus should be! No bacon to muck it up please.
I like to make it from scratch, meaning, dried chickpeas / garbanzo beans. If you want to save time, you can just used canned chickpeas and skip the next few steps.
You have to start the night before. Take a little over 2 cups dried beans and soak them generously with 1 teaspoon baking soda.
The next day, before boiling, just wash them out and add to a pot and immerse in water. Make sure all the chickpeas are submerged and there is enough water for them to absorb.
Boil it for at least 20 min. Make sure the chickpeas melt when put in your mouth. Check on them regularly. Don’t over cook or the whole thing will turn to mush and you will have a saucy hot mess.
Consider yourself WARNED about the over cooking and one more thing…DON”T cover the pot or the water will foam up and boil over onto your stove. Don’t forget then blame me, aight?
For the recipe start with
- 4 cups cooked/canned chickpeas
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup tahini (ground sesame seeds)
- don’t forget the salt
Use a food processor if you have one. If you don’t you can use a blender, but it will come out chunkier and you will need to work in smaller batches.
I love mine lemony so I use 1/2 cup, but you can add less if ya like..then…WHHHRRRRRR..
OR…jazz it up a bit and make a hummus TRIO!
You will need some avocados and some Roasted Red Peppers
This doesn’t need precise measuring. I added 2 avocados to about a cup and a half of the hummus puree.
It was sooo green and yummy….next time i might even add some tomatoes and onions and make Guacummus…get it? Yeh, again, I can be realllly not funny, but you know you laughed anyways 🙂
On to the peppers….WHHHRRRRRrrrrr
and more yum!
I wanted to spice up the presentation and plate it up appetizer style, layer the 3, act like I’m Martha Stewart…so your welcome in advance for the following hummus food porn.
Like I said..no need to thank me 🙂 Also, check out the Baba Ghanoush I made.