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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hummus


As much as I'd like to believe otherwise, there are just some dishes that are better eaten at restaurants. To me, these are the Japanese Sushi, Ramen Soup, Hummus, Sisig - to name a few. I used to think the same for Leche Flan / Creme Caramel, until I was able to make a successful one last year. And then I thought last night, if I could overcome my failure in making Leche Flan maybe, just maybe, I could do the same for Hummus. Hummus is a dish made of chickpeas and is one of my favorite Middle Eastern appetizers, along with Baba Ganoush. So I set to buy my ingredients at the grocery store this afternoon, except for the Tahini / Sesame Paste which I had purchased a couple of weeks ago and stored on my food shelf. But unfortunately, unlike the Leche Flan, I am still not convinced with my Hummus. I don't usually post recipes that I am not 100 percent happy with, but I was torn with this one because Dad really loved it. Knowing that Dad is a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine, it made me wonder - was the Hummus actually good and was I just too hard with myself???



Prepare the ingredients. You will need:
-1 can chick pea, drained
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-1/4 cup tahini
-1 clove garlic
-salt
-1/4 to 1/2 cup water
-a splash of olive oil
-black pepper



Transfer all the ingredients in a deep bowl. You can also use a blender if you want. But I used a handheld food processor. Add slowly the water as you process the food until you achieve the desired consistency. Set aside. Serve cold.



In the meantime, heat some Pita Bread.



Add a splash of olive oil and a dash of black pepper.



Dinner is served: Hummus with Pita Bread

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