Monday, August 18, 2008

0 Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a thick dip consisting of chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic and tahini. Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds.

There are many ways and variations of making a hummus recipe. It can be made with many vegetables and pulses and all different kinds of dressings.

Hummus can be served with bread and salad.

Chickpeas are very high in protein and vitamins and very tasty too.

I pressure cook my chickpeas from fresh but you can use tinned chickpeas if you like.

Ingredients for Jeenas Kitchen Hummus Recipe

Approx 250g Dried Chickpeas
1 Garlic Clove
1-2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Tahini
Salt to season
Olive Oil or Virgin Rapeseed Oil

'note...Using a pressure cooker you can soak chickpeas for a few hours only before cooking, if you are not using a pressure cooker then chickpeas must always be soaked over night and cooked until soft.'

How to make Hummus

Soak chickpeas from 5 hours to over night in fresh boiled water.

Rinse chickpeas and place into a pressure cooker.

Cover with water.

Do not add salt here.

Never fill the pressure cooker past half way.

Place on the lid and cook at full pressure for 20 minutes.

Carefully place cooker under the cold water tap and release the pressure by removing the lid.

Add salt to season.

Place chickpeas in the blender with lemon juice, garlic, oil, tahini and enough of the chickpea pan water to make a thick loose paste.

Serve in a bowl or flat plate and drizzle with olive oil.

Enjoy your delicious hummus recipe.

See my caramelzied onion hummus recipe for more delicious ways to eat hummus.

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