Hummus Recipe : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

My fiancee loves this stuff called hummus. It's something from her more Yuppie days. I have no idea what this stuff is, but I figured if anyone could give me a recipe for it, someone on here could. Thanks.

-- Fran (on MD's Eastern Shore) (, April 24, 2002


Oh, my . . . hummus is delicious, and you don't even have to be a Yuppie to enjoy it. {grin) It's a dip traditinally used with raw vegetables and/or pita bread.

There are lots are different recipes, but they all have pretty much the same ingredients. If at all possible, you'll want to make it in a food processor. I once used a blender, but it just wasn't the same.

This recipe is from "How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (my absolute favorite cookbook):

2 cups drained well-cooked (or canned) chickpeas 1/2 cup tahini (seasame paste) 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small clove peeled garlic (or to taste) salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (plus a sprinkling for garnish) juice of 1 lemon (plus more as needed) About 1/3 cup water (or as needed) 1 tsp olive oil.

Place everything EXCEPT water and 1 tsp olive oil into the container of a food processor and begin to process; add water as needed to make a smooth puree.

Taste and add more garlic, salt, lemon juice or cumin as needed. Serve, drizzled with a little olive oil and sprinkled with a bit of cumin. Serve with vegetables, crackers or pita.

-- Julie in NC (, April 24, 2002.

also, add pine nuts and parmesan cheese

its one of our favorites - making me hungry, but it's time to go to bed! ;)

-- heather (, April 24, 2002.

Cool! So your finance is an orgainc gardener. Well, humus is well decomposed organic matter. We soil scientist say that humus is the "end product" of organic matter decomposition. I guess if I were trying to make humus, and if I was in a hurry, I would start with a big compost pile of highly nitrogenous material like fresh grass, legume waste, and maybe even some manure. This will be a "hot" mix, so you'll have to turn it quite often so it don't get a way from you. If you don't have time to tend the compost pile you better oughta add some straw, sawdust, or dead leaves. That'll slow things down. At any rate, keep the pile moist and keep turning it and before you know it, you'll have a nice pile of rich, black humus for your finance.

-- Cabin Fever (, April 25, 2002.

Different spellings CAB, different words!!!!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, April 25, 2002.

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