European Recipes: The Greek Hummus

The Hummus is one of the most traditional recipes of the Eastern Mediterranean basin and the Middle East. In Greece, it is one of the main dishes of the famous mezze and delicious cream that makes it the perfect accompaniment to a large number of dishes.

greek hummus

The Hummus is served in different ways depending on the country where it is prepared. Thus, in Greece it is used to chop with the traditional greek bread, a species of pitta bread, and may be accompanied by garlic and lemon juice, while in Egypt to the hummus will power the taste with a pinch of cumin.

Besides being a recipe for as cheap is delicious, the hummus is very easy and quick to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • 125 grams of chickpeas without pre-cooking.
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • One glass lemon juice
  • 120 milliliters olive oil
  • Salt.

Preparation:

  1. Put the chickpeas in a bowl or pan of water overnight to soften and can cook better.
  2. Drain the chickpeas and place in a saucepan. Cover them with water and put them on the fire until it reach the boiling point.
  3. Boil the chickpeas until tender, operation which will take around 60 minutes. Remember not to add salt to the water to prevent the chickpeas are tender.
  4. Drain the chickpeas and allow to cool.
  5. Place the chickpeas in a blender along with garlic, lemon juice and rind, sesame oil and salt.
  6. Mix the ingredients and add a little olive oil while the blender is still running.
  7. The mixture should be thick but not too much. If necessary, add a little cold water and mixing the ingredients once more with the help of mixer.
  8. Taste the mixture to decide if you need to add a little more salt.
  9. Serve with warm pitta bread (any thin bread will do) or vegetables and meats.