I just recently spent some time in Israel on a Culinary Blogging Trip called Taste of Israel and find myself still dreaming about Israel’s Hummus! The hummus we ate in Jerusalem was so smooth and flavorful that I am afraid I will forever be disappointed with mediocre Hummus.
I picked up a few tips from our Israeli friends for making Hummus and was eager to try my hand at it. I played around with a basic Hummus recipe and made changes to it based on what I had learned. I am super happy with it. But…of course will probably still continue to tweak the recipe a bit until I have perfected it.
But really! It is good! And you can’t have hummus without a delicious flat bread, so I made some pita bread to go with it! I will share that recipe later.
Now, I know it seems like a bit of work to soak the chickpeas overnight and then boil them for 2-3 hours with the baking soda, but it is a BIG key in making a great hummus! The next tip is to get a really good raw tahini! Tahini is ground sesame seed. I found mine at Whole Foods but it could be found at most ethnic stores. Now go and make some and let me know what you think!