As a [half] Greek-Cypriot girl, hoummus (hummus) has been eaten a lot in my lifetime! I can’t imagine having a BBQ without one and it’s always an available dip at most of the parties that I throw for the family!
However, over time, I have really started to dislike the shop bought stuff – it tastes so artificial and not like how I remember the taste of hoummus when we visit Cyprus. So, why not make my own – exactly to my tastes?! Here’s how I did it…
My great-grandad used to make the best hoummus ever, all by hand, without any kitchen gadgets! I used a smoothie maker to make mine! But if you have a food processor, you of course can use that. Similarly, if you want to mash up the chickpeas by hand and have a chunkier hoummus…go for it!
The two main ingredients of hoummus are chickpeas and tahini. Tahini is a sesame paste which I have found in the supermarket. If you can’t find it there, try a health food store as it should certainly be available there.
It is very hard for me to give quantities since it was all down to taste and adjust…but I will try and give a rough idea of what you will need. I personally prefer my hoummus with a stronger tahini flavour, you may want to reduce this flavour. I also love lemon, but you may prefer more garlic…enough with my ramblings, here is the recipe!