Hummus

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Hummus is an Arab food dip or spread made from mostly mashed chickpeas. Though it is popular throughout the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine, it is now a bit accessible around the globe. This is a simple Hummus recipe I do at home. Variations of this can be found everywhere. This version works for me.

– 1 can of cooked chickpeas (400gr)
– 1 soup spoon of Tahini (sesame seed paste)
Salt to taste
a bit of water, some people also make it with olive oil, which is also good.
– 1 clove of garlic
– a bit of lemon juice.

How you do it?
1
If you have the time and patience for it, you could get dried chickpeas, and cook them. But if you are more like me, just get a can. The trick to get a smooth Hummus lays in peeling off the cooked chickpeas. Now this does take a bit of time, so get a friend / partner on the job too…
2
Put the peeled chickpeas in a blender. Together with the Tahini, a bit of salt, water or olive oil, a glove of garlic, and a few drops of lemon juice.
3
Let it blend to a pulp.

Variations!
Now you can add other ingredients to make it more interesting…. I suggest the following:
Olives
Tomatoes (sun dried are better, otherwise it gets too liquid at the end)
Chili
– Fresh spices such as rosemary, parsley, basil or oregano.
– Imagination

4
Put one or more additional ingredients and blend it one more time.
5
Place the Hummus in a serving dip dish, and accompany it with cut watery vegetables such as carrot, paprika, cucumber or bread such as pita.

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