Tuesday, September 26, 2017

THE BEST HUMMUS, from “Silver Palate Cookbook”


The first time I had hummus, I love it! 30 years ago (1987) new to this country, we had lunch all of us in the lab! Somebody brought food from across the street: hummus, tzatziki, falafel, olives, tabbouleh, pita and lavash…. all new to me!! In Romania we don’t have chickpeas, cumin, cilantro,  cardamon and many others…. I just love hummus! 
I start looking and trying recipes, many, many, but this one is the one that I like it, my family like it, I keep making all the time.

Once you have all the measured ingredients, you just put all in a powerful blender and keep mushing, pureeing, mixing… until is a smooth paste! Taste and experiment.....

Silver Palate cookbook, recipe:
4 c. (about 2-1/2 cans) garbanzos (chick-peas), drained
1/2 c. tahini (sesame paste) 
1/3 c. warm water
1/3 c. best quality olive oil
Juice of 2 or 3 lemons
4 or more cloves garlic
1-1/2 t. salt
2 t. ground cumin
Freshly ground black pepper to taste


I received as a gift from Christmas (2019) a Cooking Lesson  with CARLY PAIGE. I went with my daughter, who is very interested in cookin...