Hummus…French Fridays with Dorie~

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I would call myself a hummus purist…chickpeas, lemon, tahini, garlic and a bit of salt are whizzed in my food processor a couple times a month…no other seasonings or flavors needed. So garlicky, creamy and healthy, it’s quite simple to whip up your own. My go to recipe is from a dear foodie friend of Lebanese descent…and contains none of the chickpea liquid nor any cumin. Dorie’s version was only slightly different, but I was eager to compare the two. Such a simple recipe; you just dump and blend till it reaches spreadable consistency. I followed Dorie’s recipe to a T, adding the optional 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin.

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It can be served with veggies or pita triangles, or put it in Belgian endive leaves or mini bell peppers for an elegant presentation. I LOVED this version…as you would expect, Dorie had the perfect combination of ingredients…who knew a little cumin made such a nice impact???  If you’re interested in the recipe, it can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, Around My French Table.

Comments

  1. I love hummus – I eat it on my sandwich almost daily and it’s a perfect snack with veggies. Can’t wait to try this, the cumin sounds perfect!

  2. This is why I love FFwD! I was just at another blog where the writer was less than impressed with her hummus and it didn’t sound all that good. But over here, its looking pretty awesome! It’s so interesting to hear all the different views on the same dish 🙂

  3. I got that cumin spice from a friend many years ago, but i didn’t know where to use it. I mighr better try using that spice too in my cuisines:)

  4. Phong Hong says:

    This I have got to try! Does sound yummy and creamy.

  5. I’m not a fan of chickpeas so I can’t say I like Hummus.

    Theresa on the other hand loves hummus so maybe I’ll make this for her one day?

  6. Cumin was a great surprise for me too. Those endives and peppers are so perfectly aligned, I love your pics! Have a great day Liz!

  7. Oh..hummus is really easy and great snack!

  8. Baker Street says:

    cumin is really the best part. i always roast mine at home and then grind it into dust. I love hummus! Could eat it every single day.

  9. Your hummus sounds amazing! I have been craving hummus! Going to stop by and check out the recipe!!

  10. Oh how I love Hummus! I think I have it about 5 times a week with my lunches at work. Sometimes I even have it for breakfast! So delicious!

  11. Anne Regalado says:

    I have yet to try hummus 😛 😀 But from the way it looks in your photos , I’m sure it must taste delicious !

  12. Lovely presentation. I love your little mini peppers filled with hummus, bet they were tasty too. I can’t believe that I have never made hummus before, but now that I know how easy it is, I will absolutely be making it again and again.

  13. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says:

    Hummus is great, love the pretty peppers! Happy Weekend:@)

  14. Love the dollops on the endive and peppers!

  15. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite says:

    Yes, this was an EXCELLENT version!

  16. Hummus is a dangerous thing to have around the house for me. I can easily wade through a massive bowl in no time at all. Still – I suppose there are worse things to eat!

    I can never understand why people actually go and buy this stuff though. Seriously, it’s like the cheapest, easiest thing to make at home!

  17. The Mom Chef says:

    No ma’am. I musteth, dothest protest. Your version looks awesome simply because everything you do is and does, but unless Dorie used my mom’s recipe, hers is the best ever. 🙂

  18. Helene Dsouza says:

    mhmm, hummus rocks. I love it with Israeli schnitzel (the one with the sesame seeds and without the flour dipping stage).

    Love your presentation!

  19. Curry and Comfort says:

    Hummus is always a welcome treat in our house. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend my friend. 🙂

  20. Pegasuslegend says:

    Very clever presentation love it! Sounds perfect for the family gatherings!

  21. Cher Rockwell says:

    Beautiful presentation.
    I have to admit, I am less of a purist. A little olive oil and usually some capers or olives ends up in mine 🙂

  22. Hummus is something I make often. We love it here as a veggie dip and with pita bread! I prefer using rinsed white kidney beans instead of chick peas. My recipe also calls for cumin and corriander. My brother-in-law is of Lebanese decent and has taught us to drizzle extra olive oil on top of the hummus as well – mmmm, so good!

  23. How perfect for a fall evening. This looks and sounds delicious.

  24. Lizzy,
    Your hummus is gorgeous, and I love it in the endive. I’ll have to remember that one. We make hummus often, so now we’ll have to add the cumin.

    Have a great weekend!

  25. Ridwan's kitchen/Asian spice mix says:

    Humus is my favorite too, I always try to make with different spices,next time if you make it again try to add cordamom seed ground/powder or sundried tomato in oil you will like it 🙂 serve with belgium endive leaves sound yummy 🙂

  26. Look delicious Lizzy I love hummus!!

  27. Classic and just the way I like mine!

  28. My friend Liz.
    I love Hummus and loved the way you serve with vegetables. It was more healthy, and very beautiful. Have a good weekend. Kisses Gina

  29. Love your photos – it looks equally beautiful and delicious in the peppers and the endive!

  30. Geraldine Saucier says:

    Lovely presentation. I liked the addition of the cumin also. Have a great weekend:)

  31. How did you know I LOooove Hummus?

    I could eat it every single day for the rest of my life!

    What a great presentation, Lizzy. X

  32. Rosita Vargas says:

    OOOhhh me encanta el hummus una delicia ,linda presentación,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  33. Such an easy recipe. You did so much with it. Love the resentations.

  34. This is the first time I’ve seen a recipe without olive oil. I liked this version a lot. I love your presentation in the vegetables. Very pretty!

  35. I loooove hummus! I used to make it at my restaurant daily. So many flavors the possibilities are literally endless. I think my favorite is roasted jalapeno or Walnut + Honey, YUM!

  36. Swathi Iyer says:

    Lizzy, that beautiful , love to try it with my chips.

  37. Balvinder Ubi says:

    Hummus is a beautiful tasting dip.

  38. Sandra Lee says:

    Love the addition of cumin and your presentation. I could eat this everyday.

  39. Hummus is a family favorite…I grew up with it. I just could not bring myself to use the cumin…it would not have been traditional in my Lebanese family! Love your presentation, Lizzy! Have a great weekend!

  40. anthony stemke says:

    We love hummus, so reading this was fun. And like the pictures too. Goes good on more than pita.

  41. Vicki Bensinger says:

    I love hummus and your presentation of it looks delicious and inviting.

  42. looks fantastic

  43. Shirley Tay says:

    Lovely plating with the hummus, dear! Lizzy, so sorry to hear that your laser hurts. I’m surprised cause mine is almost painless. What kind of laser did u do?

  44. Angie's Recipes says:

    Love hummus! I love the add of ground cumin.

  45. Beautiful presentation! Simple and perfect!

  46. That looks delicious my friend I love your presentation!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  47. we added a good deal of cumin and paprika and i really liked the spices, although I’m still not 100% sold on hummus… 🙂 your presentation always blows me away! 🙂

  48. I love a aromatic and creamy hummus :)and this is just it 🙂

  49. Navaneetham Krishnan says:

    Never tasted hummus before but sure that looks very interesting. Let me see if I can get some over here because I love how you have paired the hummus with the bell peppers.

  50. yum! Looks incredible! I love how you pre-scooped it!

  51. Anita at Hungry Couple says:

    Oh, I’m glad you liked the cumin. It’s one of my favorite spices and an absolute must with any middle eastern type dish. I’m also a big hummus fan, especially on vegetables. But it’s a tie as to which one I prefer to dip pita into – hummus or tahini with lots of cumin and extra garlic. Yum!

  52. Maria Zioga says:

    I am a “purist” as well but I liked the cumin very much… the second time I made it for today’s lunch snack…yesterday’s was all gone! I ate almost all of it by myself!!!

  53. I am a big fan of creamy hummus, and yours looks so inviting! Lovely presentation as well!!

  54. I make hummus using cumin too. It really does add that special something to the dip. We love hummus in this house and eat if often xx

  55. Dear Lizzy, I love hummus. It is a perfect and healthy spread. I sometimes use it in place of butter on bread. I just love it. Blessings dear for a nice weekend. Catheirne xo

  56. Jenn Kendall says:

    such beautiful presentation! i love that you added cumin, my family is obsessed with cumin!

  57. Everyone seems to love this recipe! I’ll have to give it a try.

  58. Hummus is a staple in our house. I love your little hummus boats – so pretty.

  59. We’re hummus freaks here Liz and do love a little paprika in our somethings. 🙂

  60. Your presentation is OFF THE CHARTS ! Well done. Sadly I never even thought of putting scoops of the hummus onto a veggie….and I even had those adorable little peppers in my fridge too. Just glad my family did not see your post so they don’t know what they are missing……:)

  61. Can never get tired of Hummus, anyway its prepared. Love, love it with the way you presented with the colorful bell peppers…yumm!

  62. Mary Hirsch says:

    Wow, that’s a recommendation. You are more of a hummus maven that I so I will definitely give this a try as I ease back into my Dorie make-up recipes. As you know, I substituted lima bean dip as a nod to my South American trip but certainly have hummus on the backburner for this week. Loved your presentation as well as your cudos.

  63. Heidi Szczepanski says:

    My daughter loves humus. I will pass this along. It looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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