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how do I make hummous?

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Holymoly321 Wed 22-Oct-08 14:42:28

I've just made a batch up with chickpeas, thahini, lemon juice and garlic but it tastes VILE! What am I doing wrong? Had to add some water too as it was too thick.

fishie Wed 22-Oct-08 14:43:21


2cats2many Wed 22-Oct-08 14:44:37

Buy it. It's sooooo much easier than faffing around with chickpeas and it only costs about 90p a pot.

Holymoly321 Wed 22-Oct-08 14:45:38

I think I'm gonna have to agree with you 2cats - what a faff!

WayneAteASlob Wed 22-Oct-08 14:47:51

I've tried to make it before too, and it was worse than vile!!! Defo buy it.

fullmOOOOOWHOOOOOnfiend Wed 22-Oct-08 14:50:30

don't do it, seriously. The Day Mum Tried To Make Hummous and Spent All Day Retching, Swearing And Throwing Evil-smelling Putty At The Walls has gone down in history at FullMoon Mansion....

LIZS Wed 22-Oct-08 14:52:07

olive oil ?

Holymoly321 Wed 22-Oct-08 14:54:30

It's just soooo annoying as I spent ages trying to find tahini! Bah!

chocolatedot Wed 22-Oct-08 15:02:19

I add greek yoghurt to home made which improves the taste.

pointygravedogger Wed 22-Oct-08 15:02:30

olive oil

fishie Wed 22-Oct-08 15:03:33

i don't like tahini.

janeite Wed 22-Oct-08 17:14:42

Homemade is much nicer than the bought stuff, which is too pappy. Don't go mad with the tahini and try adding a bit of natural yoghurt to it to help to make the texture a bit smoother and the taste a bit more subtle.

janeite Wed 22-Oct-08 17:15:02

Oh yes and it needs olive oil too.

poshtottie Wed 22-Oct-08 18:05:53

waitrose hummous is delicious. From the deli not the packaged one.

fishie Wed 22-Oct-08 21:47:16

i like it with dried chickpeas, get a nice jellied stock to make it less dry. m&s reduced fat very good too, they get the lemon right.

peacelily Wed 22-Oct-08 21:53:21

Too much tahini makes it yak, infuriating i know when you've scoured the delis to find some!

I've had ailures and successes with this, go easy with the tahini and add some olive oil, maybe more lemon juice?

Good luck next time smile

Sputnik Wed 22-Oct-08 22:12:31

Did you make it with tinned chick peas or dried?

janeite Wed 22-Oct-08 22:33:43

I do it with tinned - too lazy to cook the dried ones.

Sainsbo's did very good frozen chickpeas for a while but they seem to have stopped stocking them.

longwayfromhome Wed 22-Oct-08 22:47:11

Dried is better if you want to make a lot, especially as you should have relatively more chick peas than any other ingredients in the recipe, so it helps you to get the proportions right. I would add some chopped up chilli as well as salt and olive oil as mentioned above.

Holymoly321 Thu 23-Oct-08 13:59:10

I gave up and bought some! Maybe I will try again next year!

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