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Hummus (Lombardia Website)

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Category: Appetizers, Indian

 Ingredients List

  • 19 oz Garbanzos***; (canned)
  • -drained
  • 2 Cloves garlic; up to 3
  • 2 Limes or lemons; juice of
  • 1/4 c Tehina; up to 1/3
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt; or to taste


***keep the liquid and 1/3 cup garbanzo beans out.

For garnish: whole parsley leaves with 1/4" of stem left on and sweet

(Hummus should be somewhat milder than Baba Ghannouj)

Preparation: In mortar, pound garlic with salt until reduced to a smooth
paste. Place garlic-salt paste in food processor and add lime or lemon
juice (I prefer lime) and tehina. Process on continuous. If dressing
coagulates (citric acid will do that to tehina), add JUST ENOUGH water, in
a thin stream, until dressing reliquefies to a thick yet pourable texture
(like heavy pancake batter).

Pour the garbanzos into the food processor bowl and process on pulse first,
then on continuous, until a smooth and creamy, yet somewhat grainy puree is
obtained. If it's too stiff, add a little of the garbanzos water to soften

Smooth surface of hummus and decorate by scattering the reserved garbanzos
on the hummus and sticking the parsley stems down in a regular pattern.
Sprinkle a little paprika between the "florets". You may also drizzle a
little bit of extra-virgin olive oil in tiny pools here and there on the
surface. A favorite decoration in the Middle East is to draw a pattern with
the forefinger and pour the olive oil in the groove thus created. Serve
with warm Arabic bread, tomato wedges, spring onions, oil- or brine-cured
olives (green or black) and cucumber pickles (NOT the sweet kind. Kosher
dills work well). Hummus can also be served as a side dish to grilled meat
or chicken. Enjoy!

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