Thursday, September 30, 2010

Here is the another tasty Lebanese dish.. We have it in Turkey as well with same name "Humus", it is an appetizer, we call this kinda dishes as "Meze".. Hummus mean in arabic "chick peas ". Mostly famous in arab countries but also in Turkey, Greece,Syria serve it as traditional food. While you are preparing it, the taste is detarmined by how to order the ingredients. For example; if you add garlic while you are mashing the chick peas , you will taste garlic more light..

1,5 cups dry chickpeas (around 300gr)
3 cloves of garlic crushed
1/2 cup tahin ( crushed sesame seeds)
1/4 cup lemon juice
Salt & pepper

Saok the chick peas in water and 1/2 tsp. salt overnight.
Drain the chick peas and rinse well, then put in a saucepan with plenty of water and cook over high heat till it starts boiling, then lower the heat and simmer covered for about one and a half hours, or until the chick peas are soft . Drain the cooked chickpeas and put all other ingredients and mash all together and mix it by help of either blender or just with a spoon. Add on it some olive oil and parsley, or chick peas... Ready to serve..
Bon appetit..


Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a hummus recipe, this is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Yesim said...

you are welcome, plz let me know after you tried:) bon appetit..

roxan said...

I love how versatile hummus is, you can put anything in it! For me, this week's hummus had an addition of 3/4 a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. It has a wonderful kick to it.

Karen said...

I really like the addition of the garlic...sounds tasty!

Dimah said...

Great recipe and lovely photo! It looks delicious!


Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Awesome... it looks easy to prepare. I might give it a try.

Yesim said...

happy to hear you like, let me know if you had chance to try:)

michael edelman said...

Do you ever remove the skins from the chickpeas after cooking or soaking? It takes time, but I find it makes the hummus smoother. I simply put them in a large bowl of water and rub them between my hands until the skins separate from the chickepeas and then scoop them out.

Yesim said...

@michael; after the boiled chickpeas, directly put in cold water and it remove itself, rest of them rub as your style:)

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