The most frequent request I receive from friends and family is about my hummus recipe. I don't think it's because my hummus is that much better than anyone else's hummus. I think it's because everyone else doesn't realize how easy it is to make hummus, and make it well.
I actually consider it a crime when someone buys store-bought hummus. Especially if it's some generic Canadian or American brand that doesn't actually taste like hummus, and actually has something crazy in it that has no business being in hummus - like mayo.
On one of our first dates, I took Meredith to an Israeli Mediterranean restaurant where she had her first taste of real Mediterranean salads. Her reaction was something along the lines of, "Why doesn't all hummus taste like this?" To which I responded, "It does. You've just never had real hummus before!"
Hummus bi Tehina
Hummus with tehina is a middle-Eastern and Mediterranean standard.
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- 1/4 cup tehina
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 squeezed lemon)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1. Put garlic in food processor and chop first. Add all remaining ingredients and mix on high.2. If the mixture is too thick, add a little water.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2-3 cups