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September 1st, 2006 | 3 Comments »


Combine the following in food processor: 1 14-oz can garbanzo beans (i drain and rinse, you decide about that one), 1/3 c. tahini, 1/4 c. lemon juice, 1 T. oilive oil, 2 t. minced garlic, 1 t. salt, and 1/4 c. water for smoothness (this is optional but it seems to even it out well- you will need less water if you don’t rinse the beans)

Whirl together until well blended, scraping sides and stirring from the bottom as needed. Keep in fridge, eat with pita bread, crackers or veggies. Resist standing at the counter and eating it with a spoon.

I often add about 1/2 c. chopped kalamata olives to ours because we love the flavor. I have also used roasted red peppers which makes it sweeter. Don’t skimp on tahini, it gives it the authenticity you want and if you can find organic tahini, buy it. The flavor is way better.

3 responses to “Hummus”

  1. YDS says:

    Definitely hoom, but my people stole it from the hum people, but either way you have to use the gutteral “ch” sound (as in channuka). That’s one thing the Jews and Arabs always agree on – that gutteral “ch”. It’s a small step.

  2. Jeff says:

    Hum-US!! That’s how we pronouce it 🙂

  3. coffeepot says:

    I pronounce it Hoom..but I think my sister might pronounce it Hum.

    She makes it all the time. I don’t. So I would guess yours and hers are right.