Leahs Homemade Authentic HummusFrom divaliscious 8 years ago
- 2 large cans of chick peas, drained well - do not use liquid it came in! shopping list
- 1/2 cup tahini paste (in NY I can only find it at A&P stores or Mediterranean and specialty food shops shopping list
- 5 cloves garlic, minced finely shopping list
- Zest and juice and pulp of 2-3 lemons. depending upon size. (the added zest is my secret ingredient) shopping list
- 1 tablespoon cumin shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried crush red pepper shopping list
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt shopping list
- 1 teaspoons fresh ground pepper shopping list
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil shopping list
- 1/8-1/2 cup of extra virgin oil shopping list
- 1 teaspoon of good paprika shopping list
- Up to 1/2 cup of water shopping list
- Package of pita bread shopping list
- Equipment needed: Strainer for chick peas, food processor, grill pan shopping list
How to make it
- Open up cans of chick/garbanzo beans and place into strainer in kitchen sink. Drain quite well and rinse beans with water. You will not be needing to reserve liquid that the beans came in.
- Place beans into processor.
- Open can of tahini paste, you may need to stir it up since the sesame paste may have settled away from the oil. Since it's quite thick, do this slowly to avoid spilling precious sesame oil out of can. (As I have done numerous times! - lol)
- Add all ingredients except for paprika and olive oil.
- Whirl up that food processor of yours, pulse to start. You will want a medium-fine texture which will take about 5-10 minutes or more depending upon the strength of your processor.
- By adding equal parts water and additional vegetable oil, it will aid in creating a smoother texture. It should be the thickness of easily spread icing. Sorry I couldn't come up with any other analogy.
- Taste the results- does it need more salt, more cumin? Then add some more.
- Place into container that will have a tight lid. Prior to topping with lid, pour olive oil, enough to cover top of hummus to keep it moist and sprinkle paprika on top of hummus until ready to serve.
- Prior to serving, grab that grill pan you have, rub a little olive oil onto the pita bread - both sides, and place on the hot grill pan (your gas grill works great too, moving it once then flipping it so that grill marks appear on the pita bread. Then while still warm cut pita bread into triangles.
- To serve, stir up hummus and place in shallow bowl with spoon/butter knife for people to help themselves.
- Sprinkle Hummus with a little more extra virgin olive oil and paprika.
- Place grilled pita bread triangles around shallow bowl and serve it up.
- Enjoy the oohs, aahs and many compliments on your authentic hummus !
The Cookdivaliscious Dutchess County, NY
The Rating10 people
I love hummus myself and my son who is ten loves to take it to school with him with pita's, it's a great quick lunch. I think this version will be one we make on a weekend though. Great post!!invisiblechef in loved it
I have bought hummus and we love it, never made it myself but now I have no reason not too since I saved your great post. Thanks for sharing.henrie in Savannah loved it
so easy to make and the cumin and lemon zesk really makes a difference from the other I have tried. Thankscatwomen in Rives Juntion loved it