Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Hommous recipe


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  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1tsp salt
  • 4 cups chickpeas, cooked or canned
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup tahini


Add garlic, lemon juice and salt to the food processor and process for 20 seconds.
Add chickpeas and tahini and process until smooth. This will take at least 3 mins.
If mixture is thick add boiling water a tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.
Serve on a plate with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika or sumac.


  • You can use either fresh or canned chickpeas (sometimes known as garbanzo beans) for this recipe. If using canned make sure you rinse them a few times to remove excess salt. I soak and cook my own because it's cheaper.
  • Good bottled lemon juice gives great results and is cheaper and more convenient than fresh juice.
  • Tahina or Tahini can be found in the health foods section of the supermarket.
  • Remember to taste this as you go along and adjust it to your liking. Be careful not to add too much garlic as the taste develops over a day or two in the fridge..
  • Some people like to add a few mint leaves which give it a more complex flavour.
  • My children eat this like peanut butter on sandwiches and pita bread and its low in fat and flavoursome.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, Australia's best rsecipe finder.


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