BASIC HUMMUS RECIPE

BASIC HUMMUS RECIPE

From Healthy Cookery Class – 24 Sept 2013
BASIC HUMMUS RECIPE
by Jamie Oliver.
modification with PLAIN.YOGHURT

2 cups dried chick peas (also called Garbanzo Beans), soaked overnight
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 garlic cloves, peeled
3/4 cup tahini ( tahina ) (also called sesame seed paste)
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tea spoon cayenne pepper, more to taste
1/2 c filtered water, plus 1/2 cup or more as needed
!/2 cup plain yoghurt

Rinse the soaked chickpeas well, put in saucepan with 9 cups filtered water, plus 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat, uncovered, for 2 hours or until the chick peas are soft. As foam rises to the top, skim this off and discard. The foam contains the impurities of the beans (supposedly!) and is best to remove. You may need to add more water as it cooks down.

In a food processor, chop the garlic cloves. Add tahini, lemon juice, 1/2 c water, process until smooth and well combined.

Add cooked and drained chickpeas and cayenne to the bowl of the food processor with the tahini mixture. Process until well blended while adding additional 1/2 cup or more of water or plain yoghurt., as needed. Add sea salt to taste, as needed. Once blended, process another minute or so. The extra processing adds air to the hummus which gives the recipe a light, pleasing texture

Hummus is great with nearly any chopped vegetable. Add to sandwiches. Serve topped with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil or chopped parsley. Experiment with adding chopped olives or sun-dried tomatoes to the basic recipe for additional flavor. Enjoy!

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