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Saturday, April 9, 2011

A - Z Blogging Challenge - H



Another simple, easy and delicious appetizer.  I love hummus, it's one of my favourite things!



“H”



Hummus

1 -  540 ml (19 oz.) can chickpeas
1/4 cup reserved liquid from chickpeas
3 Tbsp. tahini paste
4 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)
4 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. olive oil (plus extra for garnish)
1 Tbsp. finely chopped flat leaf parsley (garnish)

Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can.  Combine chickpeas, tahini paste, garlic, lemon juice, salt and olive oil in blender or food processor.  Add 1/4 cup of the liquid from the chickpeas and blend on medium speed until creamy.  Transfer to serving bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil and garnish with the chopped parsley.

Serve with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refridgerate.

Monica

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20 Comments:

At April 9, 2011 at 6:58 AM , Blogger Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monica .. I love houmous and may very well make this recipe for the street party I'm going to for the Royal Wedding .. with lots and lots of fresh veg sticks ..

Love your A - Z ideas .. thanks - Hilary

 
At April 9, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger shelly said...

Yum. My favorite.

 
At April 9, 2011 at 8:13 AM , Blogger junebug said...

I fluffy heart hummus!! Yum!

 
At April 9, 2011 at 8:36 AM , Blogger Pegasuslegend said...

love the addition of tahini in there... I also add artichokes hearts... for a change or pureed spinach.... so good! Thanks for the tip here!

 
At April 9, 2011 at 9:17 AM , Blogger James Christopher Sheppard said...

Oh fabulous! I've never made my own before. I'm going to try this! How do you get the A-Z link picture on here? I tried and failed... lol :)

 
At April 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Emily White said...

I was first introduced to hummus in Iraq. I wasn't much of a fan at the time, but that could have been for the fact that the person who had me try it slathered a LOT of hummus onto the flatbread. It was at least a half an inch thick.

I've had hummus since then in small doses and have found I can stomach it better.

Now I'll have to try out this recipe some time. Thanks for sharing!

 
At April 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Liz P said...

I love hummus but I've never actually made it myself. Thanks for the recipe!

 
At April 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM , Blogger K.C. Woolf said...

Yet another one to try out. Thanks!

 
At April 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM , OpenID damyantiwrites said...

OOOOH thanks, will copy this out and try it :) Love hummus!

 
At April 9, 2011 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Jade said...

I will try this one out! Thanks :) Sounds delicious.

 
At April 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Shelley said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love hummus. I will keep this recipe. Do you have to put the tahini in it?? I am a operating room nurse too. Am I so wanting to be a SAHM maybe partime come summer. Thanks for reading my post.
God Bless,
Shelley

 
At April 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM , Blogger Shelli said...

We love hummus and eat tons of it. I might be too lazy to make it myself, though. :)

 
At April 9, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger Misty said...

I actually had hummus for breakfast this morning...is that wrong? I love hummus!!!

 
At April 9, 2011 at 6:33 PM , Blogger L.G.Smith said...

I love humus, but where do you get tahini paste?

 
At April 9, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Brianna said...

I love hummus and more importantly so does my three year old. Where do I find tahini paste? A special food store or is it in regular grocery stores?

I'm very excited to try this recipe.

 
At April 10, 2011 at 12:02 AM , Blogger Doreen McGettigan said...

Thank you for your lovely comment. I already follow your yummy blog...I do not like hummus though. I first had it made by an Indian friend (from India) and again in a restaurant. Should I try it again?

http://www.doreenmcgettigan.com

 
At April 10, 2011 at 3:19 AM , Blogger Alexis said...

I absolutely adore hummus! It's such a low cost, healthy dish that offers so much flavor. I had a parsley hummus last week and it was delightful!

 
At April 10, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Sarah Allan said...

Thanks for being #70, Monica! You have a new follower as well. :-)

That hummus sounds amazing! I will have to try it.

 
At April 10, 2011 at 11:22 PM , Blogger Retired Knitter said...

I am a big fan of hummus. This recipe sounds wonderful.

 
At April 17, 2011 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Margaret Hall said...

LOVE hummus!! This is different than most..Fun to make! Thanks for your variety!
Still catchin' up~!

 

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