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Authentic And Traditional Hummus

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Ingredients
  Yogurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garbanzo beans 1 Can (10 oz) (Chickpeas)
  Tahini 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Sesame Seed Paste)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely minced
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Citric acid 1⁄4 Teaspoon (If You Need More Lemon Taste)
  Water 2 Tablespoon (If Too Thick)
  Fresh basil leaves/Roasted pepper, basil, rosemary 1 Cup (16 tbs) (A Handful)
  Red pepper 1⁄2 , sliced
  Chickpeas 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Olives 4 (A Few, For Garnish)
  Fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
  Cayenne pepper/Paprika 1 Teaspoon (For Garnish)
  Pita chips 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Serving)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a food processor, first add the garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice and salt, blend until smooth.
2. Next add, yogurt, tahini, water and mint leaves.
3. Optional, if your consistency is the way you want, but you want more lemon flavor, add citric acid to enhance the flavor.
4. You can refrigerate it in an airtight container for about a week.

SERVING
4. Spread the hummus in a nice plate and garnish with red pepper slices, chick peas, olives, parsley, cayenne pepper and olive oil
5. Serve with pita bread, crackers or vegetables.
6. You can pipe it into small pastry shells and garnish it with paprika and or parsley to serve as an appetizer.
7. You can also top the hummus with cooked and spiced ground beef and roasted pine nuts. Serve as a main dish with pita bread.

TIP
If you don't want to use canned chick peas, purchase dried chick peas, soak in a bowl of water to the brim, overnight. Drain the chick peas and pour them into a large pot, with water to the brim just to cover the chick peas, add 1 tbs baking soda, cook on medium low heat for 1 hour or until the chick peas are tender and easy to smash with our finger.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Spread
Ingredient: 
Chickpea
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Hummus is delicious and this hummus recipe is easy to make. Hummus can be spelled many ways, houmous, hommos, hummos or humus. But no matter how you spell hummus, it still refers to a Middle Eastern spread or dip that has grown common throughout the world. Why by it from the store when you can make it yourself with fresh and flavorful ingredients. In this video, Dede shows you a traditional and authentic “Hoummos bi Tahini” or hummus recipe and gives you tips on how to serve it as a side dish, appetizer an

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