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LOOKING for: Hummus

Posted by JimTex (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 10, 05 at 15:43

Does anyone still have Lar's hummus recipe or a favorite they would share? I finally found some tahini and I have some garbanzos cooking. Thanks

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RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

James, I don't have Lars's recipe but I have mine.

Home Cookin 4.9 Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table

This recipe originated from the Nantucket Open-House Cookbook.

This recipe can be cut in half.

3 Large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup sesame tahini paste
1 cup water
6 cups canned chick-peas rinsed and drained
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
Salt to taste


3 Tablespoons fruity olive oil
Sweet Hungarian paprika

Lemon slices

Kalamata Olives
Fresh parsley
. Place the garlic, lemon juice and tahini in a food processor and process to
smooth paste. Add the water and chick-peas and process until the mixture is
very smooth, almost fluffy. Season with the cumin and salt to taste.

Pour the hummus into a shallot serving dish. Drizzle the olive oil over the
top and swirl lightly with the tip of a knife. sprinkle with paprika and
garnish with lemon slices around the edges with some olives and parsley

Serve with pita bread cut into strips or triangles.

Makes 6 Cups

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

James here's the recipe I love and always use:


1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 (4 oz) jar roasted red peppers (or homemade)
3 TBS lemon juice
1 1/2 TBS tahini
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teasp ground cummin
1/2 teasp cayenne pepper *(I used 1/4 teasp)
1/4 teasp salt
1 TBS chopped fresh parsley

Blend all ingredients except parsley in electric blender. Process until fairly smooth. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Sprinkle with parsley before serving.


RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

Thanks Ann and Sharon. I winged the first batch before I saw your replies. It turned out ok but didnt have the intensity of flavor that the store bought stuff had. I think I just needed to add more garlic and cumin. I'll try these two next, they both sound a lot better than what I made.

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

Here's a dip that I make and we enjoy:
2 cans garbanzo beans-drain and reserve 1/4c liquid
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4c fresh lemon juice
3T olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1T sesame oil
Combine all ingredients in food processor and process til smooth.
Serve immediately or chill until ready to use.

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus`

This is from Southern Living and also nice:
Creamy Dried Tomato Hummus
1 can Garbanzos, rinsed and drained
1c oil packed dried tomatoes, drained
1clove garlic, pressed
1/2c mayo
1/4c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2T lemon juice
1/4tsp basil
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
Combine all ingredients in food processor and process til smooth. Serve with fresh vegetables or crackers.

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

I don't use a recipe but for 1 can of garbanzos, rinsed and drained, I use 1 or 2 fresh roasted red peppers. And lots of garlic, lemon juice and heaping tablespoons of tahini. And evoo. Water to thin evrything out. Salt and pepper to taste.

I prefer the taste and texture of hummus with the red pepper.

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

Here is a link to the recipe from Lars himself!

Here is a link that might be useful: Lars' hummus

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

Daisy, I went searching at Moe's Cocktail Bar for Lars' recipe, but couldn't find it. Thanks!

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

So did that link work for you, or not?

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

Daisy, thanks for the link. It works perfectly and I have the whole thing saved.

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

I have been making this hummus since 1979 when I got it from "The Best of Bon Appetit" cookbook. My seven children and their spouses think it is the best they have ever tasted. I have to agree!


1 15 1/2-ounce can and 1 8-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons tahini
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp salt
Minced parsley (optional)

Place all ingredients except parsley in food processor with steel knife, and process until well mixed. Spread on a platter, drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with warm pita bread and assorted veggies.

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

Gigi, you must have been digging deep into the old posts. I like to do that too. Thanks for the recipe, I'll give it a try .

RE: LOOKING for: Hummus

Hello James, I do like digging into old posts. I often am away from this forum for long stretches and I love getting caught up. Eighteen grandchildren will do that to ya.

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