Hummus from Dried Chickpeas

czwartek, 20 lutego 2014

Hummus from Dried Chickpeas

Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb dried garbanzo beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 -8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 -2 tablespoon salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)

Directions

  • 1 Bring chickpeas to boiling then simmer about 1/2 hour until tender.
  • 2 Drain chickpeas, reserving liquid. Let stand until cool enough to handle. (Using warm to hot chickpeas makes it possible to process a softer texture that will then stiffen to a nice, spreadable paste).
  • 3 Process in blender or food processor in 2-3 batches according to the size/capability of your equipment. Use enough of the chickpea cooking liquid to get a texture like soft peanut butter.
  • 4 Mix the batches together in a large bowl.
  • 5 Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. (If you need more garlic return a half batch to the blender, process it smooth, and stir back into the rest).
  • 6 Pack in freezer containers of an appropriate size for your household.
  • 7 Tip -- This makes a nice hostess gift when attractively packaged.
  • 8 Tip -- Tahini often separates in the can or jar. Rather than trying to mix it in the can then measure it just put the whole can/jar into the blender, whip it up, and pour back the excess.

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