Hummus

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After Pita Bread, today I’m going to post the recipe for making Hummus. Hummas is the Arabic word for chickpeas, in fact, hummus is a dip made from chickpeas.

There are a bunch of different version of hummus: hummus with Tahini, hummus without tahini, hummus with spinach and feta bread, hummus with yogurt, and so on. The one I’m posting today is the classical HUMMUS WITH TAHINI.

I wasn’t able to find Tahini at the City Shop close home and I didn’t really want to go all the way to the gubei store, so I’ve just used a Chinese brand of sesami paste (just 16 yuan for a big 400 g  jar). The result was pretty good!

Ingredients (8 serving of 44 g):

  • 1 can of chickpeas ( 400 g)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 a lemon juice
  • water from the chickpeas can
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp tahini (or sesami paste)

Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor (except for the chickpeas water). Blend at low speed, then add the water. Keep blending at high speed till it gets smooth and creamy.

Place hummus in a bowl, pour on top some olive oil and serve with vegetables or warm pita bread

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Each serving provides:

  • Calories:  162 (from fat 61)
  • Fat: 6.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.2 g
  • Proteins: 6.5 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

  • http://www.pscdns.biz/ Dolly

    Interesting, I`ll quote it on my site later.
    Dolly

  • Sister

    Non ho ben capito… la prossima volta me lo prpari!

    • http://expatcucina.com Daniela

      E’ semplice, in un frullatore mischi ceci, un po’ d’acqua dei ceci, olio d’oliva, sale, e salsa di sesamo. La crema ottenuta la puoi mangiare con delle verdure fresche o con la Pita. Provala, e’ buona e piena di proteine!

  • Sister

    Si.. avevo capito sia gli ingredienti che il fatto che andassero mixati -.-”
    Quello che non mi è chiaro sono i ceci….come devono essere sti ceci? Secchi da lasciare a mollo e poi lessare? Oppure li frulli senza averli cottin(ma poi non creerenbbero problemi… poco simpatici?) solo dopo averli lasciati a bagno? Oppure intendi i ceci che si comprano in scatola al supermercato???

    • http://expatcucina.com Daniela

      Si usano ceci cotti, quindi puoi utilizzare quelli in scatola oppure li puoi cucinare te! E’ la stessa cosa :)

  • Lolo

    You can do it also with roasted eggplant
    It is Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuumy