Hummus or Humus

Hummus

Hummus

 

What a delicious dip, full of protein goodness and a flavor combination that is a nutty tasty adventure. One of my favorite meals is the Mediterranean fair, healthy, simple ingredients but what a trip for your mouth. Here my interpretation for Hummus.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup Tahini (sesame paste)
  • Juice of 2 freshly squeezed lemons
  • 2 tablespoons water or liquid from the chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons of good olive oil (prefer Lebanese or Greek but you can use Italian or Spanish too)
  • Salt, paprika and roasted pine nuts

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 1-15 people. Approximate cost per person $0.35 depending on Tahini paste, olive oil and pine nuts market price. Check for local market availability and buy when in season or on sale. Tahini can be found in specialty supermarkets or gourmet shops. If you decide to do it yourself check out my recipe for Tahini.  For this recipe you will need a blender or food processor, a pan to roast the pine nuts and a bowl to serve.

Put all ingredients on the blender or food processor excluding the paprika and the pine nuts. The consistency should be thick, open processor to check consistency and taste. If needs more salt now is the time to add more, blend again. Pour preparation in a serving bowl, splash top with olive oil. Roast pine nuts in a pan, do not brown just let them develop the flavor. Add as decoration and sprinkle paprika.

Hummus is great for vegetarian and vegan diets and is high in iron and vitamin C, has significant amounts of folate and vitamin B6.  You can enjoy with pita bread, crackers, raw baby carrots, crostini, you name it. Great option for cocktail hour too.

 

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Author:Adriana

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  • http://www,finuca.com Finuca

    Adriana!!!!

    I LOVE hummus!!! I eat it almost daily! I will be making this recipe for sure!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com Adriana

      Hola Finuca!!! I love hummus too is great for vegan and vegetarian diets, thank for your comment!

  • gaby

    I love hummus too! Will have to try it amiga. Muy bonito tu sitio
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    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com Adriana

      Gracias, amiga!!! Me avisas que tal te quedo, ok?

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com Adriana

      Gracias Gaby!!!

  • http://www.pourthesauce.com Nour

    I love hummus <3

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com Adriana

      One of my favorites too! Thank you for following this blog!

  • Mariangelica

    Adri,
    You can get the Tahini paste on 27th north, there is a little market where they sell it.
    I put a handful of pitted black olives —kalamata—during the the last 20 seconds of the blending, they add extra texture and flavor
    Love you amiga
    M

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com Adriana

      Gracias amiga! Great advise I will check it out, it is good to know other options when there is no time to prepare it yourself.
      Have you checked out my Tahini recipe: http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/2011/07/01/tahini/

      Love you too!

  • http://bestninjablenderrecipes.com/ samantha

    Really great recipe, i tried this yesterday and it was amazing the whole family loved it!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com Adriana

      Wow best message of the day, thanks for following and trying my recipes super happy you and your family enjoyed the humus. Saludos!