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How to make Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite sauce? side dish? lunch items? – that’s the thing about hummus, it works as a replacement for pretty much anything if done right.

To start you will need the following ingredients – This yielded me a 1L container of Hummus.

For the chickpeas, if you can get them fresh that would be much better. You will have to soak them overnight with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. In the morning, cook them in a pressure cooker until you get 4 pressure whistles. (don’t throw the water away, it will be used later on)

  • 500gr Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Tahini Paste
  • 1 Garlic Clove – Minced
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground Cumin (Jeera)
  1. Blend Tahini Paste and Lemon Juice – make it creamy.
  2. Add Olive Oil, minced garlic, cumin, salt – blend
  3. Add 250gr of chickpeas – blend – add the rest and blend

To improve the creamy texture, add water – 2-3 Tablespoons should do it. I used the water which was left over from the pressure cooker.

If you like the off taste which hummus gives in some places, then add a bit more of the tahini paste.

To serve, I garnish with parsley and olive oil – some even use paprika.

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