Today I’m revisiting one of my favorite summer platters – this one is perfect to serve at your next barbecue…Who doesn’t love Hummus?! It’s like a meal and a snack! I read somewhere that making your own beans from dried is so much better for you so I started to make my own – starting with chickpeas. The crock pot is essential for this task and if you start them before you go to bed they’re done by morning. I store them and use them for all kinds of wonderful dishes…Hummus of course being the #1 motivation.
Mediterranean Hummus Platter/
1 pound bag dried chickpeas
1 Tbs dried onions
6 cups chicken stock
1 cup water
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 juice from lemons
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup tahini paste
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup good olive oil
red onion sliced thin
red pepper sliced into strips
Mediterranean Chicken Tenders
whatever else you want to put on the plate…
In a crock pot place 1 pound bag dried chickpeas, 1 Tbs dried onions, 6 cups chicken stock, 1 cup water, 1/4 tsp baking soda and, 1 tsp salt. Turn the crock pot on low for 10 hours…(great to do this before you go to bed). Strain and retain the liquid. In a food processor add 3 cups of the chickpeas (reserve the rest of the chickpeas in a container with the remaining broth), juice from the lemons, garlic cloves roughly chopped, tahini paste and salt & pepper. Blend until smooth; adding the reserved stock, about 1/2 cup at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. While still processing, add the oil slowly. Done! Serve and eat with all the accompaniments or Crudités … Delicious!
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8 thoughts on “Mediterranean Hummus Platter: Revisited”
It’s so worth it to make it yourself, but I promise you will have so much you can gift it to friends too!
This is my kind of spread! Yum!
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What a platter Heidi – interesting to see chicken stock feature in your recipe – something I’ve never seen before 😊
I could have used veggie stock, but I prefer chicken stock.
I love Hummus platters! We had the best one evah down in San Diego several years back. I haven’t found anything like it since. Yours pictured is the closest to it. I may have to do what did and recreate it by making my own Hummus, and serving it up with all sorts of goodies.