Hummus is a middle eastern dip composed of tahini, chick peas, lemon juice, and salt which are mashed together or pureed using a food processor. It is a thick dip which is usually accompanied by pita bread. The main ingredient for this dish, aside from the chick peas, is tahini. Tahini is a ground sesame paste which is common ingredients for dishes in the Middle East, East Asia, and North Africa.
This hummus recipe is very tasty and flavorful. If you have never tried making your own hummus dip, you should try this one. Store-bought ones does not even compare to this. I have been buying hummus dip for a long time and never really thought about making my own until I decided to make it one day. Well, I have never gone back to buying them from the store ever again. This dish is super simple and easy. Instead of boiling the chick peas yourself, I buy canned oned which makes my work easier and I can have the dip in no time at all.
1 can (16 oz.) Chickpeas
1/3 cup chickpeas water
4 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp Tahini
2 cloves garlic, chopped
sea salt, to taste
few pieces of the chick peas
extra virgin olive oil
1. Place all the ingredients for hummus (chichpeas, chickpeas water, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and sea salt) in a food processor and pureed until well incorporated.
2. Taste and adjust salt according to taste.
3. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with olive oil, chickpeas, paprika, and pine nuts.
4. Serve with pitabread or pita chips.