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Old 09-11-2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a recipe for great tasting homemade hummus?
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
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Hummus is super easy. I know there have been dozens (I'd daresay hundreds! ) of recipes posted here. Do a search on "hummus recipe" and I'm sure a ton of them will come up.

At it's most basic, hummus is beans of some kind (traditionally chickpeas/garbanzo beans, but can also be white beans, black beans, great northern beans, etc.), mixed with garlic, sometimes tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice. There are TONS of variations though.

I make mine with great northern beans and lots and lots of garlic.

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I usually dump the following in a food processor:

1 can garbanzo beans, drained

1 T tahini (you can also use peanut butter)

1 - 2 T chopped garlic

1 - 2 T lemon juice

some salt & pepper

After I pulse it all up, I taste and see what else it may need. Sometimes I also throw in pitted Kalamata olievs or sun dried tomatoes.
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Thanks, Betty!
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I'm famous for my hummus (well, not really, but I get many comments about how good it is.)

1.5-2 cups of cooked garbanzos or 1 can drained, reserve some liquid (cooking them yourself does make the hummus a lot yummier!)

1/4 cup tahini

4-6 garlic cloves

salt to taste

cayenne pepper to taste

juice of one lemon

Blend it all in a food processor, adding cooking liquid (or liquid from can) to reach desired consistency. Taste and adjust as necessary, but keep in mind that the flavors will meld in the fridge. Also, hummus will firm up a bit in the fridge, so don't worry if you make it a tad runny.

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Thank you, zen!
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You can play around with it a lot too and you can also use different kinds of beans. Experiment!
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You're welcome.

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I've made this recipe for Spicy Orange Hummus from Cooking Light and it always gets rave reviews.

I know there are a lot of ingredients, but you basically just throw everything in the food processor and blend, so it's easier than it looks.
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Thanks, Blue. It has a 5 star rating and I love that the nutritional info is provide too!
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I've made this recipe for Spicy Orange Hummus from Cooking Light and it always gets rave reviews.

I know there are a lot of ingredients, but you basically just throw everything in the food processor and blend, so it's easier than it looks.
Now there's an interesting variation I've never seen! Sounds good.
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I usually make half a recipe at a time (half a can of beans) - cuz it makes lots!

Garlic Hummus

1 19oz can of chickpeas, drained
3-5 tbsp lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp sour cream
2 tsp tahini (sesame paste)
2-4 garlic cloves (depends how garlicky you like it)
3 dashes seasoning salt
2-3 tbsp crushed chili's (if you like a bit of spice)

Using a food processor blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.

I play with the recipe all the time, I am not a big tahini fan so I use very little but find without it it is not quite right. I usually scoop the beans of the can rather then drain so I get a bit (jut a bit!) of the chickpea liquid in there too, helps it blend better.

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Thank you, so typ!
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Photo, I apologize for offending you. I thanked those who submitted recipes and not those who just posted.
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Here's a recipe from the South Beach Diet Cookbook. (page 178 paperback)

1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Drain the chickpeas, reserving 1/4-1/2 cup of the liquid.
Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, onion, garlic, oil, cumin, pepper, and salt in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth, adding the chickpea liquid if needed to thin the puree.
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving to blend the flavors. Garnish with parsley, if using.

Serves 5

Nutrition at a Glance:

Per serving: 251 calories, 8g protein, 23g carbohydrates, 16g fat, 2g saturated fat, 447mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol, 5g fiber

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