Home made Garlic Hummus, garnished with some sliced olives and little olive oil is a perfect accompaniment with pita bread as starter or as a dip with freshly cut vegetables. I made this last week with some whole wheat pita bread. Hummus is a traditional mediterranean dip which is served with almost anything in middle eastern countries. Traditionally, it is made up of garbanzo beans, garlic, tahini sauce and olive oil. With endless variations, now hummus is available with lot innovations like pepper hummus, olive hummus, vegetable hummus etc.
These are made from garbanzo beans which I soaked and boiled at home, you can use canned one if you like.
▪ 1 cup garbanzo beans
▪ 2 tea spoon crushed garlic
▪ 2 teaspoon seasame seeds
▪ 1/4 cup olive oil + 1 teaspoon to garnish
▪ 2 teaspoon sliced olives and garbanzo beans to garnish
▪ Salt to taste
▪ Soak garbanzo beans overnight with 2 cups of water and boil in pressure cooker untill nearly cooked or use canned beans. Allow it to cool.
▪ In the mean time dry roast the seasame seeds and once cooled, make a paste using half of the olive oil from ingredients. This is tahini sauce.
▪ Once the beans are at room temperture, using a grinder, grind garbanzo beans and garlic.
▪ Once you get a smooth consistency, add olive oil and tahini sauce and salt to taste.
▪ Mix well and sprinkle some olive oil, sliced olives and chickpeas and serve with warm pita bread or vegetable as a dip!