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8/1/09 9:08 A

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I think some hummus will go nicely with my luncheon for tomorrow. I will have to play around with a recipe.

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7/27/09 10:26 P

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Hi all - haven't checked in for a while but wanted to add something to re Hummus.

just made a batch today but wanted to say that I discontinued using Tahini. did not like it after stayin the fridge. i found a substitute.

in one of the Health mags, they suggested this change.

instead of Tahini - USE 1 TBLESP OF DARK SESAME OIL AND 1 TABLESP OF OLIVE OIL.

I have been making hummus this way for the past 6 or more months. life it very much. I always have on hand sesame oil and of course, good olive oil.

just thought I would mention the above if anyone has difficulty finding Tahini. the oil is much cheaper too.

let me know if anyone tries is. I like it and would never go back to Tahini.

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7/22/09 6:49 A

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I love the red roasted pepper hummus. It is great on everything!

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7/20/09 1:36 P

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Thanks!
I love hummus with whole wheat pita or crackers.

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7/2/09 1:42 P

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Thanks is soooo good

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6/28/09 8:12 P

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This is in reply to all re Hummus. i have been making my own for a few years now. I use canned chick beans or other beans. (black very good). I add whatever I want to it depending on how I feel mostly. I use mushrooms, olives, roasted peppers or whatever i have at the time. I also have a recipe that calls for sesame oil (1 tblesp. to 2 of olive oils or whatever you want. I vary it. I use to use Tahini found it in Wholde Foods health market. to me, keeping it in the fridge unless you use it up quickly it seemed to solidify. prefer using the sesame oil and olive oil. I use it mostly for lunch on whatever I have usually, whole wheat totillas. hope this helps.

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6/28/09 12:26 P

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I just bought some pretty tasty Greek hummus. The ingredients are chickpeas, water, olive oil, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and oregano. When this runs out I will trying making my own. I keep most of these ingredients on hand so it would be cheaper for me to make. It was tasty on whole wheat crackers and raw broccoli.

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6/28/09 11:11 A

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I like hummus in sandwiches with lettuce,tomato and onion; or just to dip fresh veggies in. Mmmm....... emoticon

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6/27/09 8:20 P

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IF there is a "Kroger" in your area, that's where I found the tahini. On their ethnic food aisle. IT's very smooth, and good.

The roasted red pepper hummus I made last night is delish! Will post the recipe on SP recipes.



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6/27/09 3:13 P

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Try your local health food store for tahini

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6/27/09 2:35 P

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I love hummus, but I can't find tahini to make my own. I also like the sabra the best I bought another brand and it was too grainy.

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6/26/09 8:47 P

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I have recently discovered hummus and LOVE it! I am going to try my hand at making some tonight. Jason's Deli has some with roasted red peppers in it, so I'm going to try it!

One of the deli's in the town I work in offers a hummus pita on their lunch menu! Delish, but I'm sure I can make it for much less than $5.50!

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6/26/09 4:38 A

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I don't cook at ALL but I do make my own hummus because premade hummus is so expensive. I like my hummus spicy. I use canned beans I drain and rinse them. I add hot peppers and hot sauce to the food processor. It makes lots and it so good.

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6/26/09 12:07 A

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Thanks for sharing. This will save some money! emoticon



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6/25/09 6:07 P

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OregonGrandma, making your own hummus is pretty easy. I start with dried beans, but you can use canned.

I don't measure anything, so once you've used a recipe once just do what you like!

Soak dried hummus (chi chi, garbanzo beans) overnight in water to cover generously. Next morning drain and recover with water. Bring to a boil, skim, and simmer 1 hour or so (it might take 1.5 or even 2) until beans are tender. If you're making the whole thing into hummus just cook until it's REALLY soft (we also like to eat them cooled, plain, with just a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and in that case I like a little texture to them). Drain and cool a bit (just so you don't get burned).

Put about 2 cups beans in your blender or food processor. Add about 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste, and if it's not 'prepared' you'll have to use 1/4 cup tahini and 1/4 cup water, blended). Add 1 Tbsp lemon juice (or more to taste). Add 1 clove garlic (or more to taste). Blend until all is smooth. Add more water if needed. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Add a little olive oil if you want (I usually don't). We like to add lots of parsley, so much that the hummus turns a bit green.

The only brand of American hummus I like is Sabra - the others are too lemony, IMHO.

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