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 Hummus
 
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 Serving Size  : 1 Preparation Time: 0:0
 Categories    : Appetizers			 Snacks 			  
                 Middle east                      
 
    Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
 8         ounce         Chick peas -- soaked
 5         tablespoon    Tahini
 4         tablespoon    Lemon juice -- or to taste
 2         tablespoon    Extra virgin olive oil
 3                       Garlic cloves -- minced
 1/4       teaspoon      Spanish paprika (hot)
 1/2       teaspoon      Salt
                         Black pepper
 
 Drain & rinse chick peas.  Put them in a large pot with lots of fresh water &
 boil for 60 minutes.  If the chick peas are old, then you may have to boil
 them for longer.  Cook until they are soft.
 
 Drain thoroughly, reserving the liquid.  Grind to a fine powder.  Add 150 ml
 of reserved stock & blend to a stiff paste.  You may have to add more stock.
 Add all the other ingredients & mix thoroughly.
 
 Leave to stand at least 2 hours so that the flavours can marry.  Add more
 seasonings if you require, especially lemon juice & olive oil.
 
 Adapted from Sarah Brown’s “Vegetarian Cookbook”
 
 
 
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