*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                             HUMMUS (Home-Made)
 
 Recipe By     : Donna Nicoletti from Reversing Heart Disease (Ornish)
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :8:00
 Categories    : Family Approved                  Grains And Beans
                 Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           chickpeas -- dry
    5      cups          water
    6                    bay leaves -- or so
      3/4  cup           chopped onion
    1                    garlic clove
      2/3  cup           tomato puree
    2      tablespoons   lemon juice
      3/4  teaspoon      ground cumin
      1/4  teaspoon      paprika
      1/8  teaspoon      cayenne
      1/4  teaspoon      black pepper
      3/4  teaspoon      salt
 
 Sort and rinse the chick-peas, then soak overnight in water.  Drain them, then
add 5 cups of water and bay leaves.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to
medium and cook for approximately 1 1/2 hours, or until the beans are completely
soft.  When cooked, drain the beans and puree until completely smooth in a food
processor with the rest of the ingredients.
 
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 Serving Ideas : garnish with Parsley