The origins of hummus can be traced to as far back as Cairo, Egypt during the 13th century, but it certainly has not lost its taste nor popularity. I know that on my dad’s side of the family, which hails from Syria, the dip is a treat that I always look forward to, especially when my mom sets it down on the table with a pile of carrots or pita chips. This food dip, made from mashed chickpeas, garlic and several other ingredients, is sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for a taste of the Middle East. From my home to yours, I hope you enjoy this recipe!
2 standard-sized cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 tablespoons tahini
2-4 cloves garlic
- Drain and rinse the 2 cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Set some of the liquid aside.
- Add the chickpeas, tahini, 2-4 cloves of garlic (depending on your own taste), the juice of the 2 lemons (also depending on your taste) and a half teaspoon of sea salt into a food processor or blender.
- Blend all of these ingredients until completely smooth. If the hummus is too thick, you can add some of the moisture from the beans into the mixture.
- Scoop the finished product into a bowl and sprinkle with paprika and olive oil.
- Dip with some carrots or pita chips and enjoy!
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