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Hummus

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by MrsKitty, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    Recently I have gotten on a hummus kick. I make it as low fat as possible and was wondering if anybody had any recipes to share?

    My norm:
    chickpeas (and as much of the liquid as needed)
    garlic
    salt & pepper
    lemon juice
    cumin
    a tad of toasted sesame seed oil for flavor
     
  2. Dandapani

    Dandapani

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    What do you dip it with?
     

  3. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    Normally pita bread or any other bread I have.
     
  4. Glockerel

    Glockerel Got Mojo?

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    It's a lot better with Tahini(more traditional too) instead of sesame oil, IMHO. I also add a little olive oil swirled on the top and sprinkle with cayenne.
    I love it spread on turkey sandwiches or wraps.
     
  5. lethal tupperwa

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    one can of chick peas drained
    one can of chick peas with the liquid
    1/2 cup Tahini
    juice from one lemon (not bottle)
    2 cloves of Garlic crushed

    Put in food processor and turn into a smooth paste.

    Put in serving dish pour (good) Olive Oil on top

    top with cayenne pepper and chopped parsley.

    (To quote one source "her husband is so rich that he does not care how much Olive Oil she uses".

    Dip with veggies or Pita wedges.\

    ( some times I leave it slightly chunky)

    Note: OLIVE OIL is GOOD for you.
     
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    i had it once made by a coworker of mine. had a ton of garlic which i really liked. are chickpeas the same as garbanzo beans?
     
  7. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    some cans have one name on the front and the other on the back.
     
  8. MrsKitty

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    I have a bottle of sesame oil I am trying to use. Once that is gone, I will switch to tahini.

    I use way more than the called for garlic. Always. :supergrin:
     
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    Romadoc

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    In Spain and other Mediterranean countries, the chickpea is known as poor man's beef.
     
  10. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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    Here's my favorite hummus:


    Costco!!


    $5 for a quart, excellent stuff!

    Even my fresh-off-the-plane Greek wife agrees!



    Jim
     
  11. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    mine is better but when I am feeling lazy I use Costco's.
     
  12. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    I like to slice pitted klamata olives in half and garnish the top with them.
     
  13. General Sherman

    General Sherman

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    You are all making me hungry.


    ;)