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The Hummus you need in your repertoire

The Hummus you need in your repertoire

Hummus, with its creamy texture and irresistible flavors, has won the hearts and taste buds of food enthusiasts worldwide. From its humble origins to its status as a beloved international staple, hummus has come a long way, captivating palates with its versatility and health benefits.

Join us as we delve into the secrets of creating the perfect hummus that will elevate your snacking game to a whole new level. Get ready to unlock the key to smooth, flavorful bliss and embark on a gastronomic adventure like no other.

Serves 4

Ingredients for Hummus

  • 1 & ¼ cups dried chickpeas
  • 1 TSP baking soda
  • 6 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup plus 2 TBSP tahini (light roast)
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 1/2 TBSP ice cold water
  • 1 & ½ TSP salt, plus more to taste

Hummus

Method

  1. The day before soak chickpeas in at least twice their volume in water.
  2. The next day, drain the chickpeas. Place a medium saucepan over high heat and add the drained chickpeas and baking soda. Cook for about three minutes, stirring constantly. Add the water and bring to a boil. Cook, skimming off any foam and any skins that float to the surface. The chickpeas will need to cook for 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the type and freshness, sometimes even longer. Once done, they should be very tender, breaking up easily when pressed between your thumb and finger, almost, but not quite, mushy.
  3. Drain the chickpeas. You should have roughly 3 & 2/3 cups now. Place the chickpeas in a food processor and process until you get a stiff paste. Then, with the machine sill running, add the tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Finally, slowly drizzle in the ice water and allow it to mix for about five minutes, until you get a very smooth and creamy paste.
  4. Store with plastic to the surface to avoid a skin forming.
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