We love hummus. We have made it over and over again and tested it with various friends and family members so that we could bring YOU the very best hummus recipe!
This recipe was inspired by Fred Chesneau and my sister, Victoria. If you don’t know who he is, Fred Chesneau is an awesome Frenchman who travels the world discovering places and people through the art of food preparation and food sharing. He calls himself the “globe-cooker”. Hugo loves him and his cooking show and as soon as Hugo shared it with me, I fell in love with the idea of discovering the world through food too. This is what we hope to do on this blog : share the world with you through food. That man is our hero.
And how does my sister play a part in all of this? To celebrate our first Christmas together (as well as the meeting of our families!), Hugo and I invited our families to come and stay with us and celebrate Christmas in our home in Paris. We had planned everything. Start a family Christmas tradition. Check. Detailed food shopping list. Check. Order partridges and scallops in advance for Christmas dinner. Check. Carefully select the perfect gift for each family member. Check. Start a tradition of taking a Christmas picture each year. Check. Check. Check.
Leading up to Christmas, we welcomed our families in to our little world that we had created in our very first home. We were so excited!
(Warning : kissing picture coming up!)
One of the things we had to share with my little sis’ were past episodes of the man who is Fred Chesneau! She loved him and as her superstar, most-thoughtful-sister-in-the-world self, secretly wrote down his name on a teeny tiny piece of paper without us even noticing. On Christmas morning, my sister gave Hugo his dream gift : The Complete Collection of Globe Cooker World Recipes!!! (I am including a French link here because they seem to only be available on French Amazon. They are in French with gorgeous photos.) Oh, and yes, I am sharing a Christmas story in July! (Owning it!) 😉
The six books in this collection are : Bali, Greece, Mexico, China, Spain and Lebanon! Lebanon… which brings us back to Hummus!
Fred Chesneau’s book about Lebanese cuisine inspired us to make our own best hummus. We love it so much, we love serving it when we have friends overs and we love treating ourselves to it at home. We had never thought to make it ourselves and so we set out to create the best, perfectly spiced, just the right parts creamy and chunky, hummus recipe! After several tries, I think we have perfected it.
That, my dear friends, is the hummus recipe we are sharing with you today! Please make it in your homes and let us know what you think!
If you are looking for the perfect cocktail to drink with this hummus, we recommend our lemon ginger infused apple cider cocktail.
Materials needed for this recipe :
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- 400g cans of chickpeas
- 2 tbsp of tahini
- 1 garlic clove
- ½ tsp of salt
- The juice of 1 lemon
- ½ tsp of dried chili peppers
- ½ tsp of paprika
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- A sprig of parsley or coriander
- Rince the chickpeas in cold water.
- Pour the chickpeas in your food processor.
- Add the tahini, the garlic cloves, salt, lemon and chili peppers.
- Mix the ingredients.
- Add the olive oil and mix again until the mixture becomes smoothe.
- Pour the mixture in to a bowl, add the paprika and a leaf of parsley or coriander.
- Serve with baguette bread.
We shared this recipe at #recipe of the week !
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