Lebanese – It is like a Hoe-mose. With a bit of throat scratchy on the H. Homose. I looked it up and it is spelled Houmous, different than the Greek Hummus. Either way – it is Fantastic! We’ve been buying it on sale when we can, and the tiny container gets demolished instantly. A friend found out and arranged a Houmous class for us!
Her hubby went to a market in PTown, Portland, and found the best Tahini I’ve ever had. Creamy, runny – like honey – flavor – so fresh. She brought a small glass bottle to us. Along with two cans of Garbanzo Beans. I added Lemon, Sea Salt and Garlic.
The secret, was to use a bit of the water from one of the cans of beans. And 3 hearty pinches of salt. Not just a pinch, but more like 4 fingers in the salt container. A couple of table spoons of Lemon. Fresh lemon would have been better. She poured the Tahini in, it poured like honey. Start with a bit, then keep adding a bit more. A couple of tablespoons? You can tell by the end photo that we might have used an 1/8th to a half of a cup.
Jon has never tried a home made hummus that he liked before. This? This Hoummous? It is Fantastic!!!!
We ended up with a quart of hoummous at the end. We added quite a bit of garlic and lemon juice. At the end, I mentioned Olive Oil, and she realized we forgot that step. So I added a couple of tablespoons. If I had fresh lemon it would be better. I packed a plastic container for our lunch in town and it was licked clean. I just had a plate tonight – and licked my plate. . . . Wonder how much of this stuff is good for you?? Mmmmmm.
I don’t really have a recipe. Sorry. But the best Tahini you can find, with two cans of garbanzo beans, the juice of 1-2 lemons, a few cloves of garlic, quite a bit of salt, and a tablespoon of olive oil. It is sort of a blend and taste and see type of thing. We might be needing to buy beans by the case now.
Oh – and for lunch? We sliced up some fresh celery, matched with some salami and cut cheese, a small container of Mustard with White Wine (that’s White Wine in the mustard, not with the mustard in a glass), and the Hoummous. Delightful.