This is hummus – plain hummus – hummus according to the definition: “a smooth thick mixture of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice, and garlic”. And just like simple foods made of fresh, simple ingredients it is simply delicious. I like store-bought prepared hummus a lot – that stuff is good and tasty. But this stuff is so much better than that. Dip into it with freshly-toasted wedges of whole-wheat pita bread and you’ll see what I mean.
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Hummus bi Tehina (from The Haggis and the Herring blog)
2 cloves garlic
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup tahini
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained
1 ¼ cups home-cooked chickpeas, drained
Put garlic, lemon juice and olive oil into blender; blend until smooth. Blend in tahini, cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne pepper; add chickpeas, and blend until smooth.
If the mixture is too thick, add a little water.