Hummus - Perfected?
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This is easier than you think and the more you make it I am sure the more perfected it will become.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz of dried chick peas
  • Cold Water
  • 2 tbsp of salt plus 1 tsp.
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ c tahini, room temp
  • 3½ tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • ½ tsp of cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. Combine the chick peas and cold water. Enough water to have a least a couple of inches above the beans. These will expand. Let them soak overnight or for at least 12 hours.
  2. In a large pot bring water and baking soda and 2 tbsps of salt to a boil. Drain the chick peas and add them to the pot. Reduce heat and cook until skins are falling off.
  3. Reserve a cup of the boiling water, strain the chick peas, let them sit until water falls off and wait about a minute.
  4. Set aside about a quarter cup of chick peas for garnish and put the rest in a food processor
  5. Add the tsp of salt and start to blend.
  6. Add the tahini and continue blending until very smooth. Us a spatula to get anything caught on sides of blender.
  7. While blending add the lemon juice and cooking water.
  8. Add to a bowl, garnish with the chick peas set aside, parsley, olive oil and paprika.
  9. Serve with pita bread or fresh cut veggies like carrots or celery.
Recipe by Julia's Child at http://juliaschild.com/hummus-perfected/