Chickpeas bathing in olive oil and lemon with just the right amount of garlic without overwhelming the dip, this creamy hummus is served with oven fresh fluffy pita bread, carrots, olives and cucumber.
It is not just tasty, but extremely healthy, hence no wonder that it is a very popular side dish to every meal in the Middle East!
Taste and Appearance:
Chickpeas have a slight oily taste and unique chestnut flavor. They are ground into bean paste and soaked with olive oil. The taste of bean paste is sour, salty, soft and mellow.
Chickpeas, water, tahini paste, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic and salt.
Tahini Paste (Sesame Paste):
First of all choose the sesame with good maturity and no mildew or deterioration. The finer the sesame, the better the taste.
Soak the sesame seeds in water for about 10 minutes, stir them gently, remove the floating skin and shafts, drain the water and let them dry.
Roast and stir constantly on a small fire to prevent sesame from being burnt. Stir until the moisture inside of sesame is completely evaporated.
Roasted sesame seeds need to be cooled immediately to avoid sticking together. Then, gently grind.
Can it while it is hot and keep it sealed until use.
Method of Preparation:
The key to great taste are high quality material as the preparation is rather simple. Just throw all ingredients into a blender and mix until the result is smooth and delicate.
Serving and Keeping Advice:
When you receive the food, please eat it as soon as possible. If you must keep it to next day, then keep it refrigerated.
Background and Health Aspects:
This is a very popular traditional Middle Eastern dish. A must order and indispensable side dish for every meal.
Its name comes from the raw materials used to make this dish: chickpea, a kind of light yellow bean, it has a small hook on its head, which looks like the mouth of a chicken.
Chickpeas are a rare legume, growing in special geographical environment with unique light and climate conditions.
While it is rate it is also very valuable as it contains lots of nutrients. Chickpea is stuffed with a variety of proteins, amino acids, vitamins, crude fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron and other components.
Therefore, consumption of hummus will help with:
- Anemia, as chickpea contains a lot of vitamin C, that helps with iron absorption.
- A lot of sesame paste is inside humus dish and sesame can help transport oxygen to red blood cells and strengthen the effect of blood replenishment.
- vitamin E and K, as chickpea is rich with it, and that in turn has anticoagulant function, and can reduce the risk of blood acid reduction.
- It can reduce blood sugar and prevent overeating as chickpea is rich in protein, thus makes you feel full very quickly. And then it takes a long time for human body to digest and utilize the soy glucose. That helps to stabilize blood sugar, reduce the risk of cancer, reduce cholesterol, and assist in weight control.