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Function Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorites and nothing like the store-bought paste. It involves some prep work, but there are many shortcuts that have little to no effect on flavor.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cup dry chickpeas
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 0.25 cup lemon juice
  • 2 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

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Start by placing 2 cups of chickpeas in a bowl and remove any debris or any discolored chickpeas. Wash the chickpeas, then soak them overnight (no more than 12 hours)

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  }
 

Wash the chickpeas and place them in a 6qt pot of water, boil and remove the foam. Let chickpeas slow boil for 1.5 hours until soft (do not discard water, we will use them later)

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Shortcut: If you are in a hurry, you can skip all previous steps and use two cans of chickpeas, I prefer Ziyad. http://www.ziyad.com/recipe/chickpeasgarbanzo-beans/

Strain the chickpeas (but keep the water) and add to a food processor. Add Tahini (I prefer Alkanater or Achva), crushed garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, and salt. Blend ingredients for 10 seconds. Add 2 tablespoons of the cooking water at a time, continue to blend until consistency is smooth.

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      {
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      {
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