Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: In dire need of a great hummus recipe!

  1. #1
    Elite Member Algernon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    3,875

    Default In dire need of a great hummus recipe!

    I've been googling and finding hummus recipes. I've tried three so far and am just not satisfied. Does anyone have the perfect combination of ingredients for hummus?
    Value the future on a timescale longer than your own. -Richard Dawkins

  2. #2
    Hit By Ban Bus! pacific breeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    in the wild blue yonder
    Posts
    15,479

    Default Re: In dire need of a great hummus recipe!

    I do, I do! Give me a minute and I'll find it. It's easy, too.

  3. #3
    A*O
    A*O is offline
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! A*O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Being Paula
    Posts
    30,300

    Default Re: In dire need of a great hummus recipe!

    The secret with hummus is to use dried chickpeas, not tinned. You have to presoak and boil them but it's worth it. Although it's a simple dish in theory, you need to tweak it as you go to adjust it to your taste so it can seem a bit fiddly, but it's worth it.

    I only have metric measurements - sorry!

    300g dried chick peas
    2 bay leaves
    1 whole but unpeeled onion
    3 cloves garlic (unpeeled) plus 4 cloves garlic (peeled)
    3 tbsp olive oil
    6 tbst tahini (sesame paste)
    2-3 lemons
    fat pinch of ground cumin
    2-5 tbsp Greek yogurt

    Soak the chickpeas in plenty of cold water overnight. Drain, add plenty more water and boil for 20 mins, then simmer until they are tender. Throw the unpeeled garlic, onion and bay leaves into the pot too. When the chickpeas are thoroughly cooked - no hint of 'grittyness' - keep about 350ml of the cooking liquid and drain the rest. Remove the bay leaves and onion.

    In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the double knife add the chickpeas, the peeled cloves of garlic, a tsp of salt, 100ml of the cooking liquid, olive oil, tahini, juice of one lemon and cumin. Blitz until pureed and add more cooking liquid if it's too stiff and taste. Add 3 tbsp Greek Yogurt and blitz again. You now have to taste and fiddle around with more salt, oil, lemon juice, yoghurt, oil until it tastes just right.

    EDIT I typo'd 9 tbsp tahini - it should be 6 !!!
    Last edited by A*O; March 13th, 2006 at 04:14 PM.
    I've never liked lesbianism - it leaves a bad taste in my mouth
    Dame Edna Everage

    Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.

  4. #4
    Elite Member Algernon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    3,875

    Default Re: In dire need of a great hummus recipe!

    I will definitely try this, as well as the recipe PB posted. I tried making hummus with and without the tahini paste, and I swear I tasted no difference...hmmmm.

    Thanks for the recipe, A*O!

    *going off to google a metric converter*
    Value the future on a timescale longer than your own. -Richard Dawkins

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: June 8th, 2006, 02:27 PM
  2. Recipe For The Delusion
    By PaintTheTownRed in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 10th, 2006, 09:59 PM
  3. Red pepper hummus
    By pacific breeze in forum Recipes
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: March 14th, 2006, 04:34 PM
  4. Pre-Oscar party finds Katie Holmes 'great, great, great'.
    By buttmunch in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: March 6th, 2006, 05:18 PM
  5. FYI Recipe Search
    By pacific breeze in forum Food and Cuisine
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 11th, 2006, 10:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •