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What's wrong with my hummus?

(34 Posts)
TheWorstWitch Sat 05-Sep-09 22:16:21

Magimixed tahini, chick peas, olive oil, crushed garlic and lemon juice but it came out rather dry. So, put in more olive oil, still texture not right.

What can I do to make it better?

deleting Sat 05-Sep-09 22:18:50

i use stock (chicken or veg) to loosen it.

PeasPlease Sat 05-Sep-09 22:25:02

I add some of the liquid that the chick peas were in.

penona Sat 05-Sep-09 22:26:02

I get a fab one through my vegbox (Riverford) and was reading the ingredients the other day - they seem to use water. It's about the third or fourth ingredient, before garlic anyway. And theirs is the yummiest hummus ever. (Of course, yours is probably better grin)

moondog Sat 05-Sep-09 22:27:39

More lemon
Maybe pulse it more

hanaflowerhatestheDM Sat 05-Sep-09 22:33:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheWorstWitch Sun 06-Sep-09 08:10:43

Thanks for all the suggestions.
DH thinks it's too much tahini too, but can't take it out now it's all been mixed together.

Will try adding some veg stock to loosen it up

Scootergrrrl Sun 06-Sep-09 08:14:46

Put some natural yogurt in - it's lovely!

JumeirahJane Sun 06-Sep-09 08:19:27

More lemon juice and as much olive oil as it will take, less tahini. As you can't take the tahini out, put in more of the other wet ingredients to redress the balance of flavours and textures. Yum, enjoy.

primigravida Sun 06-Sep-09 08:30:17

Add one teaspoon of honey and one of cider vinegar that'll fix it.

SpawnChorus Sun 06-Sep-09 08:41:38

Definitely agree with using some of the cooking water. Made a huge difference to mine.

slim22 Sun 06-Sep-09 12:33:45

less tahini and natural yogurt

ib Sun 06-Sep-09 12:36:08

I add water. A lot more of it than you would think. Makes a huge difference

fishie Sun 06-Sep-09 12:55:43


DaisymooSteiner Sun 06-Sep-09 13:04:56

Cooking water as others have said. I also add a bit of natural yogurt.

iwantitnow Sun 06-Sep-09 19:21:04

I add greek yoghurt think its a Nigella tip, then its creamy

millenniumfalcon Sun 06-Sep-09 19:22:33

water for consistency, and it may not be authentic but i put smoked paprika in too.

coveredinsnot Mon 07-Sep-09 11:36:15

Water is the key, every time!

JumeirahJane Mon 07-Sep-09 11:43:12

Yoghurt????? I thought the whole point of hummus was that it is vegan. Nigella should be ashamed of herself. Pah.

DaisymooSteiner Mon 07-Sep-09 14:51:52

Was hummus invented by vegans then?

slim22 Tue 08-Sep-09 12:51:58

lebanese, greeks, egyptians and all around the med are not vegans, just may not be able afford meat everyday thus vegetarian protein options like hummous and falafel etc.....and yogurt and fresh cheese

For vegans, yes probably add water?

JumeirahJane Tue 08-Sep-09 14:13:42

Sorry, innocent comment taken the wrong way. The recipe traditionally enjoyed in the ME is coincidentally a vegan one. Adding yoghurt sounds an interesting twist, just not for me. smile

slim22 Wed 09-Sep-09 14:35:09

sorry did not mean to sound like that

catless Wed 09-Sep-09 17:27:06

primigravida - I'm mighty intrigued by your addition of honey and vinegar. So much so that I'm tempted to try making some tonight.

JumeirahJane Wed 09-Sep-09 18:09:04

S'ok. In fact in the general spirit of trying new things I did half a batch today with the yogurt, was fairly ambivalous about the addition, but at least I tried it grin

Honey and vinegar may be pushing it though lol.

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