Hummus

The simplest recipes turned out to be the trickiest. Yes, that often happens; but this classic hummus recipe is fail-safe. The result is irresistible and healthy.Read about the healthy benefits of hummus and also learn about the unhealthy benefits of the ready-made product. You will never need to add hummus to your shopping cart.

1 cup (250 gr) tinned chickpeas – I like to rinse them before use. If you prefer, you can certainly use dried chickpeas. Check here three methods to cook them.
½ cup (128 gr) tahini – Shake before use.
1 lemon only juice, freshly squeezed
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Optional to garnish: sumac, paprika, chickpeas, parsley, etc.

Blend all the ingredients until you obtain a creamy texture. You can also check my tips below.

Serve in a bowl and drizzle some olive oil. Top it with a garnish of your choice.

Excellent for parties …

An absolute must in a Middle Eastern mezze platter …

Tips:
• If you prefer the smoothest version, preboil the canned chickpeas for 20 min, adding ½ teaspoon of baking soda.
• To tame the harsh flavor of raw garlic, soak it with the lemon juice for about 10 min before adding it to the mix.
• For a fluffier version, add a couple of tablespoons of ice-cold water.

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