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Middle Eastern Hummus Dip Recipe

Middle Eastern Hummus Dip Recipe

 
Hummus Dip
After making this rich, delicious hummus dip you will never want to buy flat-tasting commercial hummus again

Rating: 4  stars Read Reviews (3)


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  • Type
  • Vegetarian
  • Level
  • Medium
  • Prep Time
  • 2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Total Time
  • 1 Day
  • Yield
  • 8 Servings
Tools You Will Need:
Blender or food processor
1 cup
1 tsp
1 tbsp
1 large bowl
Garlic presser
Lemon squeezer
Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked chickpeas  
¾ cup raw tahini (ground sesame seeds)
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tsp cumin
Sweet paprika, olive oil and some parsley (for decoration only)
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Directions:
1. Soak the chickpeas in water for 8-10 hours.

2. Strain and drain the chickpeas and cook them in 5 cups water for 2
hours until totally soft.  

3. Strain and take them out of the water (keep the water!), reserve a few
chickpeas for decoration.

4. Place chickpeas and other ingredients in blender, gradually adding a
small amount of the cooking water.

5. Blend this mixture until smooth.

6. Put the hummus spread in an attractive shallow bowl and decorate it
with the cooked chickpeas, olive oil, paprika and some parsley.

Tips:
*You can add less water if you want a thicker dip.
*You can store the hummus dip in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Best Served With: Pita bread, Falafel and Pickled Cucumbers

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Reviews
 
This was good, but there was way too much salt! Use a lot less!
Ally, Wed Jun 09, 2010
 
The best hummus I ever tasted. I personally do not use so much salt, so I reduced the salt to one tsp. and it was still yummy.
Kay, Wed Jan 13, 2010
 
This hummus recipe rocks, it's tasty and worth every minute spent. Thank you!
Amanda, Tue Jan 12, 2010

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