Soaked chickpeas

Hummus for the first time

Hummus is one of my favorite dips/ spreads. I love to eat it with pita, on pita within a falafel sandwich or just to dip veggies in. I love the different flavors it comes in – olive and roasted red pepper are the best.

But, the problem I always have when trying to buy it at the store is what brand – and there are plenty – to choose from. Just because the tub says hummus doesn’t mean it will taste like hummus. Now I have a solution to this problem, thanks to a wonderful new cookbook that has joined my kitchen – I’ll make it myself!

I’ve always been told that hummus can be difficult and that you need to be careful, but after my first time making it I will be honest that it’s not that hard. As with most delicious recipes, it all comes down to the balance of flavors.

Adapted from Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

Part 1
Chickpeas (trust me, don’t buy the canned ones)

1 lb dried chickpeas

Soaked chickpeas
Soaked chickpeas – they double in size!

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