How To Make Classic Hummus

This Middle Eastern dip has been very popular in Western culture. Often served with fresh vegetables and pita bread, hummus makes a deliciously healthy snack or appetizer. It can also be a flavorful addition to sandwiches and wraps. The dip is made from chick peas, tahini (a sesame seed paste), garlic, and lemon. The ingredients are blended in a food processor until they reach a smooth consistency and the result is often topped with extra virgin olive oil. You can play with flavors and make an extra garlicky version or a spicier adaptation with red chilies or cayenne pepper. In this video, Chef Mark gives an online cooking lesson on how to make a basic hummus. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Hummus Recipe

Ingredients:
2 tbsp Tahini paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. lemon juice (optional)
1 -1lb can chick peas, drained,
1 cup EV olive oil
1/8 tsp. smoked paprika
½ tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Method:
1. Pulse the chick peas in the food processor with the blade, and tahini paste. Add chopped garlic
2. Stream in olive oil , adjust consistency as desired
3. Add paprika to mixture pulse until thick consistency
4. Reserve some chick peas for garnish if desired.
5. Sprinkle with Sesame seeds and few drops of olive oil. If desired.

Serve with pita chips or any chips you like!

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