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
-1/4 to 1/2 cup water
-a splash of olive oil
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