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Re: Hummus

Long time Hummus-maker here. One tip I'd give to first-timers trying to make hummus is to taste it as they are blending the chickpeas and adding the flavors, it's truly up to you how much oil, lemon or tahini you like.

Also, if you want to experiment, try adding some olives in the mix, you won't regret it
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Old 13.08.2020, 15:28
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I have been meaning to one day give homemade hummus a try, I absolutely love it. Will give it a go this weekend
It's done in no time. I also always make it myself. An other good thing is Baba Ganoush - I just had a "have it daily" phase last month.
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Re: Hummus

On a Middle Eastern and vegan theme, falafels are dead easy to make too.

I use dried chick peas and soak them overnight.
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Re: Hummus

***Please note that "hummus" in arabic just means "chickpeas" so maybe the poster above just ate plain pureed chickpeas instead of the spicy dip?

My favorite recipes for the three abovementioned:
https://www.davidlebovitz.com/cabbagetown-hum/ Hummus
https://www.davidlebovitz.com/baba-ganosh/ Baba Ganoush
(for both above I use chipotle chili powder instead of regular chili powder)
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https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015257-falafel
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Re: Hummus

I always get digestive pains when I eat hummus
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I always get digestive pains when I eat hummus
I guess if one lives alone flatulance is kinda ok?

Otherwise if you make it yourself, cook even the canned chickpeas for good 20min. It will break it down a lil.
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I always get digestive pains when I eat hummus
It's just your tummy thanking you for the delicious food choice
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***Please note that "hummus" in arabic just means "chickpeas" so maybe the poster above just ate plain pureed chickpeas instead of the spicy dip?

My favorite recipes for the three abovementioned:
https://www.davidlebovitz.com/cabbagetown-hum/ Hummus
https://www.davidlebovitz.com/baba-ganosh/ Baba Ganoush
(for both above I use chipotle chili powder instead of regular chili powder)
and
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015257-falafel
As the recipe notes, a bit of baking-powder in the water (both for soaking and for cooking) makes for a very soft hummus (together with removing the skins).
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Re: Hummus

The Denner tip is good to know, but a year or two ago, I stumbled across an even easier fix: no making anything at all.

Aldi Suisse carries one of their store brands of hummus in three or four varieties: plain, red pepper, and another kind that I forgot because I haven't bought any since the school year ended in June (2020).

Bonuses galore: they're sized perfectly for my teacher lunch, each container is under $3, which is nearly as cheap as I can get it in the U.S., the Aldi is about 10 feet from my tram stop near school, so I can run in, buy five of them for the week and some cucumbers and bell peppers for "chips," and get out and back on the next tram in under 10 minutes. And, each flavor is really tasty. The Aldi brands of hummus are in several countries rated as one of the most favored store-bought brands.

As school starts back up again, Aldi will be my go-to stop again on the way to school.
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School & hummus.

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The Denner tip is good to know, but a year or two ago, I stumbled across an even easier fix: no making anything at all.

Aldi Suisse carries one of their store brands of hummus in three or four varieties: plain, red pepper, and another kind that I forgot because I haven't bought any since the school year ended in June (2020).
I love the Aldi ones as well. Just had some simply with tomatoes, lovely snack
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Re: Hummus

I think I bought the one from Aldi Germany a couple of times.

Are they the same?

It was OK, but its consistency was a bit too thick for me.
Though, as a lot of the "smoothness" comes from the olive-oil, it's probably better if it's a bit more dry...

Egli Reformhaus sells hummus from Florentin:

https://www.florentin-bio.com/de/products/

which I like.

Though, nothing sadly comes close to the taste and finesse of what you get served in e.g. LeCedre.
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Re: Hummus

Have been inspired by this post to make Hummus, and has been wolfed down greedily by the family.

Given in London we used to consume it in industrial quantities, I think this will become a regular thing.

The most expensive ingredient was the tahini... CHF4.50 for a small jar. Any tips where one can buy in bulk?
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Have been inspired by this post to make Hummus, and has been wolfed down greedily by the family.

Given in London we used to consume it in industrial quantities, I think this will become a regular thing.

The most expensive ingredient was the tahini... CHF4.50 for a small jar. Any tips where one can buy in bulk?
Define small jar.

I get 300g for Fr. 3.95 at my Turkish shop. I don't think it gets much cheaper in Switzerland, so try a Turkish shop. And they might have industrial-size jars as well, I don't look for those.
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Denner sold me delicious Lebanese tahini for 4.95 - whole 450gr jar.
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The hummus at aligro is excellent value for the money.
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https://produkte.migros.ch/al-fez-tahini-paste
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Where can i get good houmus (hummus/hoummus/howeveryouwanttospellWhomust) in bern? I cant find anything good anywhere. last one i got from coop on the outskirts tasted of curry!!!
why don't you make it yourself, it's so easy.:
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I guess if one lives alone flatulance is kinda ok?

Otherwise if you make it yourself, cook even the canned chickpeas for good 20min. It will break it down a lil.
I haven't verify myself but I have read that the skin around the chickpeas is the problem. So you "just" have to remove it.
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I haven't verify myself but I have read that the skin around the chickpeas is the problem. So you "just" have to remove it.
Yeah I know. Which is the reason that it is so healthy, though. A lot of fiber.
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