Category: hacked
Rating: 4.50
Servings: 1


Ingredients


19 oz garbanzos***; (canned) drained
2 cloves garlic; up to 3
2 limes or lemons; juice of
1/4 cup tehina; up to 1/3
1 1/2 teaspoon salt; or to taste

Directions: How to Cook Hummus (Lombardia Website)


***keep the liquid and 1/3 cup garbanzo beans out.

For garnish: whole parsley leaves with 1/4" of stem left on and sweet paprika

(Hummus should be somewhat milder than Baba Ghannouj)

Preparation: In mortar, pound garlic with salt until reduced to a smooth paste. Place garlic-salt paste in food processor and add lime or lemon juice (I prefer lime) and tehina. Process on continuous. If dressing coagulates (citric acid will do that to tehina), add JUST ENOUGH water, in a thin stream, until dressing reliquefies to a thick yet pourable texture (like heavy pancake batter).

Pour the garbanzos into the food processor bowl and process on pulse first, then on continuous, until a smooth and creamy, yet somewhat grainy puree is obtained. If it's too stiff, add a little of the garbanzos water to soften it.

Smooth surface of hummus and decorate by scattering the reserved garbanzos on the hummus and sticking the parsley stems down in a regular pattern. Sprinkle a little paprika between the "florets". You may also drizzle a little bit of extra-virgin olive oil in tiny pools here and there on the surface. A favorite decoration in the Middle East is to draw a pattern with the forefinger and pour the olive oil in the groove thus created. Serve with warm Arabic bread, tomato wedges, spring onions, oil- or brine-cured olives (green or black) and cucumber pickles (NOT the sweet kind. Kosher dills work well). Hummus can also be served as a side dish to grilled meat or chicken. Enjoy!

Recipe by: http://www.lombardia.com/kitchen/babaghannouj.html


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Recent comments and reviews for this recipe:

misha writes:

Humous is Greek !

Posted on 22 Feb 2009, 07:25 ET

Food Expert writes:

Wrong MISHA!! Hummus (a transliteration of the Arabic: حمّص‎; also spelled hamos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos, hummous or humus; see romanization of Arabic).It is a popular food throughout the Middle East.
Hummus is not Indian but Indians along with many different cultures have been known to consume it.

Posted on 28 Sep 2009, 20:35 ET

ibrahim writes:

hummus is amazing its so delicious i love it!!!

Posted on 12 Apr 2010, 10:32 ET

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