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    Default Preservative free (or close to) hommus?

    DS loves hommus. I've been trying to make my own, but it's a work in progress (meaning - disaster to date, but working on it). I'll keep plugging away at my domestic goddess skills, but in the meantime can anyone suggest a commercial brand that is not a preservative nightmare? The one we would usually buy has 202 and 211. DS doesn't have asthma or a known sensitivity, but I'm trying to reduce additives where I can.

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    Default Preservative free (or close to) hommus?

    What recipe are you using to make it?

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    I'm not sure about store brought stuff but I make it at home at lot. My fail safe recipe is:

    http://www.inspiredtaste.net/15938/e...hummus-recipe/

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    I've yet to find an additive free supermarket brand , we do have a Lebanese restaurant close by that I buy from sometimes so check if you have any yummy restaurants or good delis close by or really it does only take literally 3 minutes to throw the ingredients in a food processor - this is my failsafe one:

    1 can organic chickpeas
    4 tbsp tahini paste
    Juice of 1 lime or 1/2 lemon
    2 garlic cloves
    ½ tsp salt
    2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
    Splash Olive oil
    Dash of sumac or paprika

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    The pure produce company and macro woolies ones are pres free I think ( or may have 330 in it)

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    Default Preservative free (or close to) hommus?

    I've tried 2 different recipes, including one I saved by Elijas Mum from an older thread, but it didn't have the yoghurt. Will try the one from this thread tomorrow

    I was wondering if it's coming out a bit stodgy because I only have a stab mixer and it's not mixing the liquid components through as well as it could? Do I really need to buy a processor? (or thermomix?! $2000 would buy a LOT of hommus though!!).

    Edit: this is one that I've tried:
    2 Cups Chick Peas (soaked and boiled-or canned)
    2 tspFresh lemon juice
    1 Medium Clove Garlic
    2 tspTahini
    1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
    1/4 tsp sea salt
    1/4 tsp paprika
    Last edited by clbj; 02-10-2015 at 23:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I'm not sure about store brought stuff but I make it at home at lot. My fail safe recipe is:

    http://www.inspiredtaste.net/15938/e...hummus-recipe/
    The video is great. I'm adding stuff in the wrong order!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clbj View Post
    I've tried 2 different recipes, including one I saved by Elijas Mum from an older thread, but it didn't have the yoghurt. Will try the one from this thread tomorrow

    I was wondering if it's coming out a bit stodgy because I only have a stab mixer and it's not mixing the liquid components through as well as it could? Do I really need to buy a processor? (or thermomix?! $2000 would buy a LOT of hommus though!!).

    Edit: this is one that I've tried:
    2 Cups Chick Peas (soaked and boiled-or canned)
    2 tspFresh lemon juice
    1 Medium Clove Garlic
    2 tspTahini
    1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
    1/4 tsp sea salt
    1/4 tsp paprika
    I just use a stab mixer and it's about 10 years old!

    I think your recipe is missing olive oil. The oil really helps to make it smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clbj View Post
    I've tried 2 different recipes, including one I saved by Elijas Mum from an older thread, but it didn't have the yoghurt. Will try the one from this thread tomorrow

    I was wondering if it's coming out a bit stodgy because I only have a stab mixer and it's not mixing the liquid components through as well as it could? Do I really need to buy a processor? (or thermomix?! $2000 would buy a LOT of hommus though!!).

    Edit: this is one that I've tried:
    2 Cups Chick Peas (soaked and boiled-or canned)
    2 tspFresh lemon juice
    1 Medium Clove Garlic
    2 tspTahini
    1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
    1/4 tsp sea salt
    1/4 tsp paprika
    You're recipe appears to be missing the olive oil which you need to get the right consistency. I've used a stand mixer to make hummus just fine - just drizzle in some olive oil while you're wazzing it. Also adding some Greek yoghurt is really nice as well.

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    Default Preservative free (or close to) hommus?

    Coba - my recipe is similar to your but add about a tablespoon of olive oil and tablespoon of water to get the right consistency.
    Edit, that was meant to be clbj - damn autocorrect
    Last edited by LittleBug'sMum; 04-10-2015 at 08:27.

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