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#3363531 - 09/17/13 08:33 PM Homemade Hummus
tnfirefighter
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I just made my first batch of spicy mediterranean hummus, this stuff is a 1000 times better than what you get in the store!! Got a head of cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers and broccoli just waiting for this stuff to get cold LOL Its like crack!!!
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#3363541 - 09/17/13 08:35 PM Re: Homemade Hummus [Re: tnfirefighter]
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my sister eats this stuff.. she has the store bought kind.. I tried it and didnt care for it.. my 11 yr old daughter came by the table and got some on a chip.. took a bite.. snerled her nose and said... this taste like chicken feed...LOL
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#3363571 - 09/17/13 08:44 PM Re: Homemade Hummus [Re: pressfit]
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I made it with white beans, the store bought suff is good but some of the flavors seemed to taste like dirt lol the white beans made a big difference in the taste. Its $5.00 a tub at food city, making it at home cost about $1.00
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#3363719 - 09/17/13 09:35 PM Re: Homemade Hummus [Re: tnfirefighter]
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We make ours too, it's so much better and as you showed, a fraction of the cost. We make it with chickpeas but i'm going to try adding different vegetables to it. I like spicy foods so I make a lot of jalapeno, habanero and red pepper blends along with garlic and artichoke. Definitely love the home made hummus.
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#3363749 - 09/17/13 09:48 PM Re: Homemade Hummus [Re: tnfirefighter]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: tnfirefighter
I just made my first batch of spicy mediterranean hummus, this stuff is a 1000 times better than what you get in the store!! Got a head of cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers and broccoli just waiting for this stuff to get cold LOL Its like crack!!!


Yes it is.....we used to make it quite a bit, but haven't done it in a while. TAFKAP Jr. eats it with a spoon.
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#3363964 - 09/18/13 06:18 AM Re: Homemade Hummus [Re: TAFKAP]
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Ok.. Need a recipe please \:\)

We tried the store bought stuff a few times - one we got from Sams was OK but the others were just plain crappy
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#3364350 - 09/18/13 11:38 AM Re: Homemade Hummus [Re: tnfirefighter]
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Here is the recipe with chick peas, I made this batch with white beans
spicy mediterranean hummus

5 cloves garlic
1 can chick peas 16 oz (remove skins)
1/4 cup tahini paste (sesame paste)
3-4 tablespoons EVOO
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 tablespoon soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon cumin
3 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper ( I used 1 teaspoon )
1/4 cup water from peas

in a food processor or blender
blend garlic
add chick peas pulse a few times then puree while adding tahini paste
add olive oil, 1 tblsp lemon juice soy sauce
scrape down the sides then add salt cumin coriander cayenne 2 tblsp of lemon juice and water from peas

I blend it for 3 mins and then put it in a bowl in the fridge to let everything meld together
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#3364357 - 09/18/13 11:42 AM Re: Homemade Hummus [Re: tnfirefighter]
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Biggest problem with making hummus is cleaning the dang food processor.
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#3364410 - 09/18/13 12:28 PM Re: Homemade Hummus [Re: Poser]
tnfirefighter
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
Biggest problem with making hummus is cleaning the dang food processor.


Very true lol
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#3364498 - 09/18/13 01:47 PM Re: Homemade Hummus [Re: Kimber45]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimber45
Ok.. Need a recipe please \:\)

We tried the store bought stuff a few times - one we got from Sams was OK but the others were just plain crappy


1) Buy a bag of chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) and a jar of Tahini. Tahini is best described as a watery peanut butter, but made with sesame seeds.

2) Follow the soaking & cooking instructions on the chickpeas

3) Roast a whole head of garlic in the oven until the garlic is buttery soft (usually takes at least 45 minutes)

4) In a food processor, add about half your pot of chickpeas, 1C of Tahini paste, 1tbsp of salt, and 1/2C water. Pulverize the crap out of it. If it starts getting peanut buttery thick, begin alternating a dash of EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL and fresh squeezed lemon juice.

5) Consistency should be as smooth as possible and creamy enough not to break a chip. Once the consistency is found, add half a head of the roasted garlic and continue pulverizing.


Basically, you know the consistency of hummus. DO NOT SALT early. Add salt at the end. The toughest part is getting a good consistency and a flavor profile you like. Don't be scared to use lemon juice and olive oil. However, if either starts to overpower the flavor early on, switch to small quantities of water. Experiment with various herbs and spices as well. Add more roasted garlic. Add a clove or two of fresh garlic. Salt to taste. Most importantly, homemade hummus needs to come together first. All the pulverizing heats it up a bit, so let it sit in the fridge for a while.
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