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hummus from a real yiayia

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Recipe by
Barbara Jones
Hillsborough, NJ

This is a very old recipe that I learned with my mom and dad. I know you'll love it!

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
method Blend

Ingredients For hummus from a real yiayia

  • 3 can
    chick peas
  • 4-6 Tbsp
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lg
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1-2 lg
    tomatoes, fresh & cut into eighths
  • 8
    whole wheat pitas
  • 1-2
    cucumbers, fresh & sliced about 3/8 in thick
  • 1/4 c
    parsley, italian (optional but adds color)
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic, minced.

How To Make hummus from a real yiayia

  • 1
    Drain two cans of the chick peas completely; drain third can but save the liquid.
  • 2
    Put all cans of chick peas--don't use reserved liquid--into Cuisinart and pulse. Add increments of liquid til it's the texture of cooked oatmeal. Add liquid slowly! This should not be watery.
  • 3
    Add tahini & olive oil FIRST. Very important or hummus will seize up. Pulse again. Add lemon & cumin & garlic. Salt to taste.
  • 4
    Scoop hummus out of Cuisinart bowl into small shallow bowl(s). Drizzle more olive oil & sprinkle with cumin. Serve with tomatoes, cucumbers, pita bread.