Menu

Classic Hummus

  • Details
  • Related Items

Hummus is one of those things best made fresh from scratch, and neither grocery store nor restaurant versions can compare. Served with crunchy veggies, olives, feta and warmed pita bread, hummus is always a crowd pleaser! Our hummus always comes to the table with a  hearty sprinkle of spice right on top. Our taste-testers couldn’t agree on just one, so we recommend, Israeli Za’atar, Syrian Za’atar or Sumac.

Perfect hummus!

 

Classic Hummus

Yield: 4 cups

Classic Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons ground cumin seed
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic

Instructions

  1. Soak garbanzo beans overnight. Discard soaking water, and place in a pot and cover with water by about an inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 30-40 minutes until tender. Strain and reserve cooking liquid.
  2. Place all ingedients in a food processor or high-speed blender. Add just enough of the cooking liquid to get the mixture moving. Process to desired consistency.
  3. Note: You can also substitute 2 15 oz. cans of garbanzo beans, drained, for this recipe - just use water in place of the cooking liquid.
  4. Garnish hummus with a sprinkle of sumac (or Israeli Zahtar or Syrian Zahtar) and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. (We recommend a quality extra-virgin olive oil, if you have one.)
https://www.silkroaddiary.com/classic-hummus/

Tagged with:

 Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Down South Goat Biryani

From My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez, we get this stunning recipe for Down South Goat Biryani.  With her love of Deep-South cooking as well as her southern Indian roots, this recipe is sure to …

Za'atar Lamb Chops

Za’atar Lamb Chops

This flavorful combination is a perfect pairing in more ways than one. Za’atar and lamb is a classic combination, and we’ve also paired both fresh and dried herbs in the marinade for maximum flavor. Oregano …

Bajan Chicken Salad

For the next meeting of our World Spice Cookbook Club, we’re embracing the warm weather with Salmagundi: A Celebration of Salads from around the World. This Bajan chicken salad, a recipe from the book, combines …

World Spice at Home

World Spice at Home

Who says you have to make curry with curry? Not us! When my friend and mentor Julie Kramis Hearne approached me to co-author World Spice at Home, I was thrilled to accept. Julie’s book vision …

Chicken Drumsticks with Spices and Coconut Milk

This lovely recipe comes from Béatrice Peltre’s My French Family Table, the World Spice Cookbook Selection for May 2017.  This recipe is one of the author’s favorite chicken “go to recipes” for when she needs …