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Buying hummus in Germany

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Psammead Mon 25-Jul-11 16:33:56

quick question - does anyone know of a supermarket which sells hummus? I cannot find it in my local Edeka.


Leverkusen Mon 25-Jul-11 16:51:08

I buy mine from a woman who sells lots of dips and things outside my local Rewe, I've never seen it in a permarket so if anyone else has I would be interested to know!

Leverkusen Mon 25-Jul-11 16:51:19


Psammead Mon 25-Jul-11 19:07:31

Thanks. I looked in Aldi today and no joy. I used to see it in Real, but that was where we used to live. It's too far to go now.

mousymouse Mon 25-Jul-11 19:15:24

try the local (turkish) greengrocer, they usually have various yummy things.

Psammead Mon 25-Jul-11 19:18:06

Oh now that's an excellent idea! We have a Turkish supermarket just five mins away.

<slaps forehead>

Why didn't I think of that?

Jacksmania Mon 25-Jul-11 19:18:23

Why don't you just make it? Can you buy chickpeas at Edeka or Aldi or wherever? If you can find chickpeas, I have a recipe that uses ground sunflower seeds instead of tahini. Or you can grind your own sesame seeds. Alternately you could make hummus with white cannelini beans (kleine weisse Bohnen).
Let me know if you want the recipe.

Psammead Mon 25-Jul-11 20:43:54

Yes, making it was my other option smile

I would love the recipe if it isn't too much trouble.

mousymouse Mon 25-Jul-11 21:39:06

another thought, do you have a "reformhaus" close by? they often have dips like that in the vegetarian/vegan section.

Jacksmania Mon 25-Jul-11 22:47:20

No trouble at all! I make it about once a week so the recipe is in my head smile

1 can chickpeas or white/cannelini beans
1 tab tahini or ground sunflower seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice (or to taste)
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 tsp cumin
pepper to taste

Puree in blender or food processor.

I variously add some rosemary, or a hint of curry powder, or a little bit of sweet Thai chili sauce if I want spicy hummus.

Jacksmania Mon 25-Jul-11 22:48:31

The "tab" above should be TSP for tablespoon!


ExpatAgain Tue 26-Jul-11 10:43:12

as a houmous lover (but non-resident of Germany), I'm delighted to see so many posts on this topic! grin amazing what you miss when you're overseas..Personally, I'd love to be able to get salt & vinegar rice-cakes...

mrsotter Tue 26-Jul-11 10:46:42

They sell it in Lidl in UK

Jacksmania Tue 26-Jul-11 16:41:04

How does that help if the OP clearly stated she lives in Germany? confused

Psammead Tue 26-Jul-11 17:15:47

Thanks Jacksmania!!

Maybe they sell it here in Lidl too. We don't have a local one.

mrsotter Tue 26-Jul-11 19:45:14

Because Lidl is a german comapany so if they sell it here they may well sell it in their German stores.

Please tell me that is not to hard for you to understand Jacksmania. Perfectly logical thinking

sun1234 Tue 26-Jul-11 19:49:53

I used to have to make it when I lived abroad - ex-yugoslavia. I used to buy a jar of tahini when I was in the UK and I could get tinned chickpeas locally (I bet you can too), so it was easy to make. If you live abroad and begin to crave things from back home, its a good idea to stock up on these sort of ingredients when in the Uk.

sun1234 Tue 26-Jul-11 19:51:01

unfortunately the lidl solution doesn't work. Ditto ipercoop don't sell many italian things out of their own country. Even tesco in Hungary can't be relied upon

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