One of the perks of having someone close to the family who is from a different culture is the authentic recipes they add to family gatherings. Georges cooks lots of meals and appetizers from his home country of Lebanon. One of his specialties is a recipe for Authentic Lebanese Hummus. He’s made this for several family gatherings lately and it’s always a hit.
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There are only a few ingredients used and watching him make this, it looks pretty simple to make. Using a good food processor is key to getting the right consistency of the hummus. Add drained chickpeas to the food processor.
Add garlic cloves and salt to the chickpeas and process for about two minutes.
You don’t want to over process the chickpeas or the consistency won’t be firm enough. Squeeze lemon juice into the mixture. Add tahini and pulse for about a minute.
Spoon mixture into a shallow bowl and form a well in the center. Add olive oil to the well prior to serving. Georges uses olive oil that he buys when he is visiting family in Lebanon.
The last step before serving is to sprinkle paprika generously on top.
Tear pita bread into triangles and place around the dish.
Authentic Lebanese Hummus
A delicious blend of flavors in this hummus makes a tasty appetizer.
- 1 15 oz can Chick Peas (Garbonzo) Drained
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/3 Cup Tahini
- 2 Lemons
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
Drain Chick Peas and add to sauce pan.
Add 1/2 cup of water to pan.
Simmer on low until the water has been reduced by half.
Remove and discard the skin from garlic cloves. Add cloves to food processor.
Add salt and beans to processor and process with the garlic for 2 minutes.
Scrape sides of processor to get the mixture to the bottom.
Add tahini to the food processor.
Squeeze fresh lemons into cup. Add 1/3 cup of juice to the processor.
Process for 1 minute.
Remove mixture from processor and add to serving bowl.
Using a spoon, create a well in the center of the hummus.
Fill well with olive oil.
Sprinkle paprika over the top.
Store remaining hummus in an air tight container and refrigerate.
You can find the ingredients at most grocery stores, but Georges found a Mid Eastern grocery store in Charleston where he frequently shops.Make authentic Lebanese Hummus in minutes. It's a crowd pleasing appetizer for your next party. Click To Tweet
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