As promised on my blog, I am posting a video on how to make hummus. In Arabic, Hummus is not just a name for this well-known dish, but is the word for chickpeas. Hummus is a mixture of chickpea puree, lemon and tahina, which is a paste made from sesame seeds.
The following ingredient quantities are flexible. You can use a little less tahina or more lemon juice, depending on how you like your hummus to taste.
INGREDIENTS for 10 servings:
1 kilo (2.2 lbs) of Dried Chickpeas
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
750 grams (a little over 3 cups) of Tahina
350ml (about 1 1/2 cups) of Lemon Juice
250 ml (a little more than 1 cup) of Ice Water
4 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
Salt to taste
A handful of roughly chopped Parsley
Paprika (Sweet or Hot)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil for drizzling on finished hummus before serving
10 pieces of Pita
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