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Bill Granger's way to cheat in making hommus dip.


  • Chick peas

  • 1.5 cups cooked chick peas

  • Hommus

  • 2 fresh Garlic Cloves

  • 1 tablespoon Tahini

  • 0.5 Lemon juiced

  • 1 cup Olive Oil

  • sea salt

  • Black pepper

  • Sesame seed oil


  • Chick peas:

  • 1.

    Pour chick peas into bowl and cover with plenty of cold water and leave to soak overnight.

  • 2.

    The water will change to a yellow colour, this is perfectly normal.

  • 3.

    Drain the chick peas.

  • 4.

    Place chick peas into a pot with 2 pinches of salt and black pepper, dash of sesame seed oil and dash of olive oil.

  • 5.

    Cover with cold water.

  • 6.

    Boil for about 15-20 minutes until quite soft.

  • Hommus:

  • 1.

    Place cooked chick peas into blender, add the garlic, lemon juice, tahini, dash sesame oil and 1 tblspn olive oil, salt and pepper.

  • 2.

    Place lid on blender and blend adding more olive oil to desired consistency.

  • 3.

    If using hommus as a dip the consistency should be quite grainy, if using as sandwich spread blend till smooth.

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Posted by Susanne8Report
beautiful off to make it now, melbourne cup day thanks
Yummo, halved the serve & some minor tweaking - totally tasty. Did cheat by using canned chickpeas as it was a last minute addition to some Weber wrapped lamb, yoghurt & chilli.