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!
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
- Slow Cooker Chickpeas:
- 7 cups water
- 1 pound dry chickpeas, sorted and rinsed
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2010
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