Dan's Classified, Top Secret Hummus Recipe

Hummus DipDan's Classified, Top Secret Hummus Recipe

This easy home made hummus recipe is simply perfect - why not give it a try?

Hummus is the perfect accompaniment to a great meat barbecue. Try half a pita, a dollop of humus, a nice steak and some sliced pickles - and you'll be in BBQ heaven (at least I am).

There is little wonder that hummus - the delicious, centuries-old Middle Eastern staple - has spread around the world. But if you were wondering why this happened, why not try this recipe for hummus.

While professional s who make authentic hummus tend to keep their recipes to themselves, hoping to draw customers to their restaurants (and win hummus-making contests), my friends continuously nag me me for my recipe, so despite its classified status, I have included it here for you.

All I ask, is that you don't tell anyone about it! And remember, the secret is in the chickpea paste. You can, of course, use canned chickpeas.

But I assure you that the resulting hummus dip won't taste nearly as good as when you make the chickpea paste yourself. (Click here for the chickpea paste recipe - it's easy).

So here goes - Dan's classified hummus recipe. And please don't tell anyone about it, OK?

Try this authentic hummus dip recipe:


INGREDIENTS:

  • Chickpea paste from 1 pound dried chickpeas
  • 1 cup water reserved from chickpea paste preparation or mineral water
  • 2 cups tahini sauce, prepared from tahini paste
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, or to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 cup reserved chickpeas, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup parsley, shredded (for garnish)

PREPARATION:

  1. Put the chickpea paste in a large bowl, and slowly blend in the tahini paste, olive oil and water until you achieve your desired consistency (it should have a thick, pasty texture rather than a runny one).
  2. Add the lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  3. Garnish with a drop of olive oil, paprika, reserved chickpeas and/or parsley, if desired, and serve.

Serving suggestion: Hummus is great as a dip at a meat barbecue. Try halving a pita and filling the pocket with a dollop of hummus, a piece of steak grilled to perfection and some sliced pickles. And don't forget to let me know what you think.

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