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Basic Hummus with Spices

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Basic Hummus with Spices
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Humus is a healthy dip and the homemade one does not compare to any that you buy! The traditional Hummus originates from the Middle East and its made from cooked then mashed or pureed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and flavored with garlic and spices like cumin or paprika. You can add cayenne pepper, If you would like a spicier dip.
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Basic Hummus with Spices
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Humus is a healthy dip and the homemade one does not compare to any that you buy! The traditional Hummus originates from the Middle East and its made from cooked then mashed or pureed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and flavored with garlic and spices like cumin or paprika. You can add cayenne pepper, If you would like a spicier dip.
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Rinse the chickpeas, drain and place in a large bowl, add water to cover generously, and let stand for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. Add salt.
  2. Drain the chickpeas and place in a saucepan with water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the chickpeas are very tender, about 1 hour.
  3. Remove from the heat and drain, reserving the cooking liquid.
  4. When making a homemade hummus recipe, what really makes a difference is the order that you add the ingredients.
  5. Start by adding the tahini and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse for about 1 minute, until thick and light in colour. Then add the chickpeas. Process the mixture, until the chickpeas are minced.
  6. Add the garlic and pour in the olive oil a little bit at a time, whilst pulsing, like making mayonnaise. Add the 3/4 tsp. of salt and the cumin. Blend until the oil is incorporated and the hummus mixture becomes a creamy paste.
  7. You can add a bit of the cooking liquid if the humus is becoming too thick. Taste and add more lemon juice and salt, to taste. If you like it a little spicy you can add cayenne pepper to taste.
  8. Transfer the humus to a serving bowl and spread with the back of a spoon to form a shallow well. Drizzle with the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil.
  9. Sprinkle with the parsley and paprika. Garnish with the olives and serve with pita bread.
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