Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Turn your back on refrigerated hummus

A dish of hummus with pine nuts at the Maxim r...Image via Wikipedia

If you love hummus, read this New York Times story (link below), then go out and buy canned hummus from Lebanon and make your own with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic powder. With all the money you'll save, you can buy some fresh Syrian bread to scoop up your tasty, homemade dip.

I buy my canned hummus at Fattal's Syrian Bakery in Paterson (975-77 Main St.), a one-stop shopping experience for fresh bread and everything you'd want to eat with it. Lebano Verde is the brand I favor, and a 15-ounce can was 99 cents the last time I was there 10 days ago. 

I garnish my hummus with more olive oil and cumin or Aleppo red pepper, and use it as a sandwich spread when I'm not scooping it up with bread. Here is the link to the story:

 Hummus with peanut butter?

(Photo: Hummus served in Haifa, Israel)
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  1. Once in a while we buy the pre-made hummus, it is overpriced as you stated and doesnt last as long. I prefer the Durra brand because the tahini is already in it. But any of the canned brands, Cortas, Ziyad, Lebano Verde or California Garden taste better than the premade because we control the ingredients.

  2. Lebano Verde hummus also contains tahini, but I add more because I like that flavor to come through. By the way, "Lebano Verde," is that Spanish?

  3. I am pretty sure that can be Spanish or Italian


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