Hummus With Olive Oil

October 2, 2015




1 1/4 cups dried chickpeas

tsp. baking soda

6 1/2cups water

cup plus 2 Tbsp sesame tahini (light roast)

Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

cloves garlic, crushed

6.5  Tbsp. ice cold water


Lucero Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to serve

Try Lucero Woodson Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

to vary the flavor.


Soak the chickpeas the night before


1-  Put chickpeas in a large bowl and cover with cold water at

least twice their volume. Leave to soak overnight.



2-  The next day, drain the chickpeas. Place medium saucepan

over high heat and add  drained chickpeas and baking soda.

Cook for about three minutes, stirring constantly. Add water

and bring to a boil. Cook, skimming off any foam and skins

that float to the surface.



3-  The chickpeas need to cook for 20 to 40 minututes. Due

to the type and freshness, it could take longer.

If you remove the skins you'll have a very creamy hummus.

Once done, chickpeas are very tender, breaking easily when

pressed between your thumb and finger. If you have one,

use a pressure cooker and cook for a shorter 12 mins.



4-  Drain the chickpeas. You should have roughly 3 2/3 cups

now. Process chickpeas in food processor until you get a stiff

paste. With the machine sill running, add the sesame tahini

paste, lemon juice, garlic and 1 1/2 tsp. salt. Finally, slowly

drizzle in the ice water and allow it to mix for five mins. or

until you get a  very smooth and creamy paste.



5-  Transfer the hummus to a bowl, cover the surface with

plastic wrap, and let rest for 30 minutes. Refrigerate until

needed. Make sure to take it out of the fridge for 30 mins.

or loinger before serving.


To serve, top with a layer of

Lucero Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil 


Lucero Woodson Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 


This hummus will keep in the refrigerator for up to

three days, longer if in an airtight sealed container.


Taste Note-Ascolano is Lucero Yellow Label-Med

Woodson Blend is Lucero Estate Blend-Bold


Recipe adapted from Food52




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