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20 min

8 servings


gemiddelde waardering 4.5 uit 5, gebaseerd op 2 stemmen, beoordelingen

Hummus is a typical Middle Eastern dip based on chickpeas and tahini (sesame paste). It is delicious with pita bread or falafel and also healthy. The dish is made in many countries in the Middle East and every country claims the recipe as their own, but in fact no one really knows where it is originally from.

Although many people suspect otherwise, no sunflower or rapeseed oil is mixed into the chickpea mixture. They do this in the well-known hummus from the supermarket but in the authentic recipe, only a little olive oil is sprinkled over the mixture at the end. To make the hummus extra creamy, ice cold water and baking soda are added. As a result, the taste of a real hummus differs considerably from the hummus from the supermarket. Incredibly tasteful!

Preparation time: minimum 8 hours waiting time + 1.5-3 hours cooking time

Preparation time: 20 minutes


Preparation method

Step 1: Soak the chickpeas in cold water overnight.

Step 2: Boil the soaked chickpeas in plenty of water.

  • When the water boils, gradually add the secret ingredient for a good hummus: baking soda. This makes the chickpeas extra soft.

  • Then let them cook for 1.5 to 3 hours, until you can easily crush the chickpeas with your fingers.

Step 3: Blend the hummus in the food processor

  • Drain the chickpeas and put them in a food processor. Add ice water or ice cubes in parts until the mixture has a creamy substance.

  • Add lemon juice or citric acid. With critic acid the hummus will stay good for longer

  • Add the sesame paste. Some countries use more sesame paste than others, so taste every now and then to find out how much you would like to use.

Step 4: Serve the hummus

  • To finish the hummus, sprinkle some olive oil and herbs on top. But never mix the olive oil and spices during the preparation!

أتمنى لك وجبة شهية ('Enjoy Your Meal')
Try this recipe and let us know what you think!Try this recipe and let us know what you think!
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Jinan runs her own restaurant Yalla Yalla in Den Bosch, where she surprises her guests with a diversity of Middle Eastern dishes. Jinan and cook Hamza tell you more about how they bring cultures together with their dishes.


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