Hummus from a real YiaYia

Hummus From A Real Yiayia Recipe

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Barbara Jones


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


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3 can(s)
chick peas
4-6 Tbsp
2-4 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
1 Tbsp
1-2 large
tomatoes, fresh & cut into eighths
whole wheat pitas
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


  • 1Drain two cans of the chick peas completely; drain third can but save the liquid.
  • 2Put 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.
  • 3Add tahini & olive oil FIRST. Very important or hummus will seize up. Pulse again. Add lemon & cumin & garlic. Salt to taste.
  • 4Scoop hummus out of Cuisinart bowl into small shallow bowl(s). Drizzle more olive oil & sprinkle with cumin.
    Serve with tomatoes, cucumbers, pita bread.

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About Hummus from a real YiaYia

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom

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