how to make HUMMUS

Hummus, the Arabic word for “chickpeas,” is a smooth paste that’s a popular food item in many Middle Eastern countries. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse, packing vitamins, iron, dietary fiber, monounsaturated fats, and amino acids. Use the blender or food processs to create a smoother paste.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation:

Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.

Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).

Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.

Variations

For a spicier hummus, add a sliced red chile or a dash of cayenne pepper.

Storing Hummus

Hummus can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and can be kept in the freezer for up to one month. Add a little olive oil if it appears to be too dry.

By Saad Fayed, About.com

For a spicier hummus, add a sliced red chile or a dash of cayenne pepper.

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Spinach hummus is a delicious variation of  traditional Middle Eastern hummus. This recipe for spinach hummus is super easy and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas (15 oz), drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation:

In a food processor, process beans, garlic, spinach and olive oil. Add lemon and salt and blend. If spinach hummus is too thick, add 1 tablespoon water until desired consistency. Hummus should be smooth and creamy.

Spinach hummus can be made up to two days in advance. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be served hot or cold. Serve with pita bread,pita.

 Camelia says ‘why I share this hummus recipe, I tried in one of restaurants in Kuala Lumpur this year…was very nice smooth taste, I love it. It is so healthy”

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