Meal-Worthy Hummus

Meal-Worthy Hummus

You knew hummus was a great snack, but did you know you can make a meal out of it? Indeed. With just a few toppings, this will become your favorite literal-whip-up dish for a hearty and healthy meal.

A few things to note:

  1. Homemade hummus is only good for 24-48 hours.

  2. The key to smooth hummus is to remove the skins from the chickpeas, so use canned chickpeas or work to remove the skins from your home-cooked beans.

  3. If you don’t have fresh pita, use Italian bread, french fries, or even raw onion.

  4. Serve garlic-yogurt and pickled red cabbage on the side.


Homemade Hummus

Serves 2 people

Ingredients: one can of chickpeas (1.5ish cups chickpeas)
half a lemon
salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp tahini (or more)

Optional:
1/2 teaspoon cumin and/or paprika
1 clove garlic
parsley (tablespoon finely chopped or to taste)
olive oil (good quality, 1-3 tablespoons)

Toppings:
olive oil
tahini sauce (tahini mixed with lemon juice & garlic)
hot paprika
sauteed/pan fried hot peppers
hard boiled egg
whole chickpeas
pickles
raw onion
pine nuts
caramelized onions
sauteed mushrooms and onions spiced with cumin/coriander/shawarma spice
refried beans/ful
ground beef/lamb spiced with shawarma seasoning/cumin/coriander/pine nuts
roasted root vegetables

Hummus Galilee: stir fry chopped meat of 1-2 chicken thighs, 1-2 cups of diced mushrooms, half an onioin chopped, quarter cup of chopped parsley, half a teaspoon each of cumin and coriander (or your favorite Middle Eastern spices), sprinkle of pine nuts. Place stir fry on top of a plate of plain hummus.

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