Homemade Chummus

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I love chummus (some people call it hummus)! In my neighborhood, there’s no lacking of delicious chummus. But if shabbat is in only a few minutes and you can’t leave the house because there’s food in the oven, homemade chummus is something that’s almost as easy as walking across the street and buying some. All you need is a few ingredients and a food processor.

It’s a great dish to bring to a party with some cut up veggies, so that’s why we decided to contribute it to Ali and Matan’s virtual sheva berachot. Mabrook to the newlyweds! 

What’s so great about chummus? You ask. Well, for one, it’s so versatile! You can serve it with raw veggies, mazza, pita chips, challah, pretzels, and my favorite: chummus and cucumber sandwiches. So many options!

This recipe is easy to multiply, too. So you can feed a crowd with a few cans or just a few people with only one. I usually make two at a time because I like to have some leftovers in the fridge.

Oh, and if you really plan ahead, used dried chick peas instead of canned ones. That would be a big money saver! You just have to remember to soak the beans overnight so that they’re usable.

Here’s a great tip, for those who are really not lazy. PEEL the chickpeas! I know, I know, you’re thinking what a waste of time this would be. Since, you know, you’re processing them all anyway. But it really makes a differenc ein texture. Not that not peeling is bad, just that it’s silkier and smoother if you do peel them. And it only takes about 10 minutes. Or make one of your kids/friends do it.

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Homemade Chummus

Ingredients:

  •  1 can chickpeas (peeled if you can. drain, but reserve juice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste

Directions:

1. Place chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini in food processor. Pulse until smooth.

2. With the food processor running, add chickpea juice until desired consistency is reached.

chummus and veggies


  • http://www.thisamericanbite.com/ This American Bite

    So much simpler than my hummus recipe – fewer ingredients, that is – I will try it this weekend.

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

      simple is necessary when you have richie running around like crazy!

  • Ronnie Fein

    I make zillions of version of hummus but none so simple! This is next for me — why bother with more when less may be more!

  • http://twitter.com/CouldntbeParve Shoshana Ohriner

    This looks like such a tasty and simple hummus recipe. I can’t wait to try it.

  • Alison@AliBabka

    Matan is actually famous for his dips, so this fits in so perfectly with our lives! Thank you for the great chummus recipe (he also happens to be Israeli)!

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

      mabrook again!

  • http://www.confident-cook.com/ Hindy Garfinkel

    This chummus looks great and so simple! This is great!

  • Thejewishhostess

    My husband’s grandmother ALWAYS peeled her chick peas for a fabulous hummus. Great Job!!!

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

      smart lady!

  • Whit jewhungry.wordpress.com

    What ISN’T great about hummus!? It’s so delicious! I would invite you to every dinner party I had if you brought this hummus

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

      i’d love to come! i love dinner parties!

  • LilMissCakes

    I like your tip about peeling the chickpeas, I can see why that would make a difference!

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