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Recipe Hummus #Palestine #Authentic 11/03/2012

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Hummus with Tahini recipe


250g chickpeas, soaked in cold water overnight
2 lemons, juice of
3 tablespoons tahini
3 garlic cloves, crushed
salt to taste
4 tablespoons olive oil


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 sprigs parsley, finely chopped


Drain the chickpeas and simmer in fresh water for about an hour or until tender. Reserve the cooking water.

Process the chickpeas in a blender (or food processor) with the lemon juice, tahina, garlic, olive oil, salt and enough of the cooking liquid to obtain a soft creamy consistency.

Serve on a flat plate, garnished with a dribble of olive oil, a dusting of paprika and ground cumin (this is usually done in the shape of a cross) and a little parsley.

Serve with warm pita bread for dipping.

♦ ♦ ♦   Tips   ♦ ♦ ♦


use bicarb’ of soda in the soaking water but make sure you rinse the chickpeas before boiling

soak dried chickpeas overnight for the best results

quick start – use boiled hot water (not tap hot water) if you’re pressed for time


remove the froth from the water as you boil the chickpeas

simmer soaked chickpeas for 1-2 hours for nice soft chickpeas
simmer canned chickpeas for half an hour

don’t forget to save some of the cooking water for the blend!


a traditional pestle will give texture
a blender will make it ‘creamier’

use the same pestle to mash that you crushed the garlic and spices with for little extra flavour

crush the garlic and salt in a mortar, use the pestle to mash the chickpeas for extra flavour

from  book – Arabesque


Really Easy Hummus Recipe: “It Is Palestinian!” 06/03/2012

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  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (for garnish)


Blend chickpeas and liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients (except olive oil) in blender or food processor. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth. You may need to pulse the blender to get a good mix.  If the mixture is too thick, push down and then reblend the hummus as needed , turning the blender off and on until well blended.
Place in serving bowl, pour the olive oil over the hummus for garnish.  For a party, sprinkle paprika and chopped parsley over the hummus and oil.  Place a few unblended chick peas on top for a special touch (optional).
Keeps well in the refrigerator.
*Remember to BOYCOTT Sabra and Tribe Hummus, make it yourself!

Hummus VIDEO: Easy Vegan Palestinian Style 05/26/2012

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GoodHousekeeping.com comes to Palestine for the best hummus recipe.