From: (Peter Barker)
Date: 16 Oct 1993 15:21:48 +1000
In <291nu1$9ev@jethro.Corp.Sun.COM> (Niel W. Hanes) 
>I am looking for a recipe for making hummus at home.

Here is one that I often make:

1 1/2 metric cups chick peas, soaked overnight, drain
2 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic
1/2 metric cup lemon juice
3/4 metric cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
pinch cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons chopped parsley to garnish
Place chick peas in saucepan with 3 times their amount of water and 1 tsp salt.
Boil for 10 mins, simmer for 1 hour or until chick peas are tender. Drain
off liquid and reserve. Reserve 1/2 cup chick peas, puree the remainder. Crush
garlic with remaining salt and add to chick peas. Slowly beat in tahini and
lemon juice. Add reserved liquid if necessary to get right consistency (I also
sometimes use more lemon juice) - you want a thick creamy consistency.
Place in a bowl, sprinkle with whole chick peas, cayenne and parsley. (I 
usually also dribble a little olive oil on top).


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