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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Humus or Chickpeas Puree


As you have requested in the forum, here is again the number one appetizer in the middle east : Humus or Chickpeas Puree. Receipt is for 4 persons and need just 20 minutes of preparation. Check also the previous Hummus receipe, even that I find this one more detailed and better explained !

Ingredients :
¤ 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas
¤ 1/2 teaspoon salt
¤ 2 cloves garlic, crushed with a pinch of salt
¤ 1/4 cup lemon juice
¤ 2 tablspoon sesame paste
¤ 2 tablspoon parsley, finely chopped
¤ 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Steps :
1 - Drain warm chickpeas and reserve 1 tablspoon. Beat chickpeas in a food processor.
2 - Blend chickpeas with sesame paste, lemon juice, crushed garlic, and salt into a purée. Adjust flavor and consistency with lemon juice and salt if necessary (Hummus should be thick and smooth).
3 - Serve in Hummus bowls. Pour olive oil in center and garnish with the reserved chickpeas, chopped parsley and cumin.

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