syrian hummus

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

If I was on the show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," and was asked the question "Where does hummus originate from?"...I would without a doubt shout GREECE!! Regis Philbin would give me that face where he hangs his head low and looks at me with great disappointment. WRONG ANSWER. Sad face..and Ian would be mad I just lost out on a million dollars.

According to my international cookbook, hummus originates from Syria. I even Googled it...so it must be true ;)

Ian and I go through a container of hummus about every 3 days. Is this normal? Can you overdose on hummus? Hmmm..


What you need:
  • 2 cups of chick-peas
  • 2/3 cups of tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Parsley leaves
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper. This is not part of the original recipe but I added it to give it a little "kick."
Directions:

1)Place the chick-peas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt and roasted red bell pepper in the blender. I love recipes where all you have to do in throw it in the blender!'

2)Place in a small bowl and garnish with parley leaves.

DONE!! Super duper easy!

23 comments:

Sean & Jess said...

Seriously we have ESP or married to brothers prob both, cuz we go thru hummus like crazy weekly too I actually made it yesterday too! We love it! Traders makes a really good 4 some I always try to replicate!

Stephanie said...

This is one food my kids will literally eat right out of the container. With their fingers. I really need to start making my own. Love that you added roasted red pepper.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love the sound of the added roasted pepper Lindsay. I also like to add some peanut butter to mine. Love hummous!

Anne
(Domesblissity)

Ashley said...

Red pepper hummus is my favorite. I've never made it at home, though...I don't know why. I'll have to try it!

Amy@mad.amyt said...

i love hummus too! I've never tried to make it though...i do have a can of chickpeas screaming "make me into Hummus" i can hear it...

le sorelle said...

Hummus is one of my favorites! I never would've guessed it's from Syria, though - looks like we both would've missed out on the million! I'll have to try this recipe - it sounds so good!

-j
sorelle in style

Gaby said...

I love hummus!! and I wouldve yelled out Greece too. A nice interesting fact to know!
- Gaby
From Rags to Glam

Flashes of Style said...

Ooooh sounds amazing!!!

xx,

Bonnie

Michelle Lee said...

Looks amazing :)

Your newest follower, Michelle
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Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Yes please. x hivenn

Lexi said...

I have wanted to make hummus for the longest time. My husband LOOOOVES it. I don't know why, but I'm totally intimidated by my food processor.

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Mindy said...

Mmmmmm, hummus is my friend.

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

My stomach is growling loudly now!

Mongs said...

This looks absolutely yummy! Thanks for always making your recipes so easy to follow

love~mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Maddalena said...

lovely!

Sarah said...

It sounds super easy. Im definitely going to try this out over the weekend! Thanks for the recipe.

Sarah
x

http://dollydotgirl.blogspot.com

blacksandbrights said...

great post as i am obsessed with hummus there are about six different kinds sitting in my fridge although i have never made my own. maybe ill give this a try xx

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www.StarHughes.com said...

I love Who Wants To B A Millionaire! And I also love hummus! My brother has pita and hummus at least once a day, so I know what you mean about running out every 3 days! This hummus looks so pretty with that pinkish color and I love that you just throw it in the blender and are done! I've seen lots of hummus recipes and have never tried them because the recipe goes on for pages - it's overwhelming! But this looks very feasible and delicious. Thanks for the great post!!! :)

PS thank you soooo, so much for putting me on your "Blogs I Read and Love" list - I just noticed that and it made me so happy I can't even tell you!!

Star Hughes Living

www.StarHughes.com said...

PS I love your Pinterst! I'm going to follow as soon as I get an account - I'm waiting for my confirmation still!

Pich and Roor said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog! OMG I can single handedly eat an entire humus container in one setting lol so I think you and the boy are ok!

Angel @ | 77inspire | said...

lol " i googled it so it must be true" I say that all the time to my hubs.. "i saw it online!"

great recipe... I miss hummus i dont think ive had it in sooo long so one has it in china. maybe i can find all the ingredients in the grocery store here.

lovely blog!!!!

Crunchy Diva said...

i LOVE humus. we eat so much of it at my place! my son loves it too. nah you can never overdose on humus ;)

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