Sunday, March 30, 2008


I made some delicious Hummus a couple weeks ago, took photos because I was going to post about it, but never did. This stuff rocks:

It is so easy, and I forgot how much I love it. Such a fresh taste.

Aim's Hummus

2 cans chick peas, drained
the juice of 2 lemons +/- a lime
2-4 cloves garlic, minced, depending how strong you like it
1/2 a large white onion, chopped fine
sea salt
olive oil for garnish
optional: small bunch of parsley, chopped and stems removed
optional: sumak, a Turkish spice, or you may use paprika

Put garlic, onions and 1/2 the citrus juice into food processor. Add parsley if you want authentic green hummus as I used to get it in Turkey. Pulse a few times to get it as finely chopped as possible, then add the remainder of ingredients. Process until smooth; you may need to add more liquid to keep it a smooth paste. If so, add more lemon juice (bottled is fine).

Spread into a shallow dish, make a well or two, pour olive oil into the wells, and garnish with sprinkles of Sumac or paprika. You don't have to garnish it at all, but the sumac adds some sourness along with the lemons.

Serve with crackers, and veggie dippers. Yum. Is also great as a sandwich spread for vegetarians. (I took this to work for an alternative snack to the sweets we always grab, and we smelled like garlic all day!!! But we were healthier for it...)

Here is a pic of my birthday cake (I hate cake):

What a scream! I ate most of them myself over the next 48 hours! YUMMY. Thanks MIL ;o)

And, here's a sneak peak at what I mailed out to my swap pal:
You can't see the whole thing until I'm sure she got it!


hakucho said...

I LOVE hummus :) I like it on pita bread. I love it with lots of garlic :) After reading this I need to make's been awhile! I put tahini
in mine and no onions :)

Happy birthday a little late. Your strawberries look yummy. You have a very thoughtful MIL :)

Rima said...

The hummus looks soooo yummy.

Rima said...

Hi Aim,
Sent you a message via Ravelry.


Kristina B said...

Love love love hummus, especially Turkish style (which I've had in Greece). I eat hummus every weekday for breakfast! Your recipe is great. I just tried my recipe recently with sumac for the first time and it rocked.