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Hummus Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pat (Mealing) Setzer
Added: Thursday, July 13, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
pound dried garbanzo beans (about 2 cans, cooked)
6 cups of water (for cooking)
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 cups Tahiti paste (gourmet section of grocery)
1 teaspoon dried cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
⅓ cup lemon juice
cup olive oil
cup water from cooked beans
teaspoon salt

Toasted Pita bread, cut in wedges for serving

Directions:
Directions:
Wash garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and soak in cold water for 24 hours. (May use quick soak (bring to boil, cut off burner and let set for one hour - drain, and cook as directed.) Place drained beans in a large saucepan with fresh water and bring to a boil. Simmer two hours. Drain beans, reserving 1/2 cup water. Refresh beans with cold water. Process in food processor until smooth. Add garlic, Tahiti, spices, salt, lemon juice , water and olive oil. Reprocess and adjust seasonings. Drizzle with additional olive oil and serve with pita chips. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and/or pine nuts.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 3 cups
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Healthy, inexpensive appetizer. Canned artichokes, roasted garlic (in place of the fresh), etc may be added to vary the taste.

 

 

 

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