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How to make hummus; learn more about making traditional Lebanese food in this free cooking video.

Part of the Video Series: Quick & Easy Lebanese Recipes
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Hi. This is Leah Schaefer on behalf of Expert Village. Today, we're going to learn how to make a healthy, vegetarian Lebanese feast. So, today we are going to talk about how to make hummus. Hummus is a really easy snack to make. I know you can just go to the grocery and pick it up in the aisle, near the cheese and stuff, but it's so easy to make yourself that it really is worth it. And you can control the ingredients that go in it. You don't have to put a ton of garlic in it if you're not huge on garlic. If you love garlic, you can put as much as you want in it. If you really like the lemon flavor, you can also focus on that. So, I'm just going to take you through the ingredients. These are all available at your supermarket. They are all pretty common ingredients and you shouldn't have any trouble finding. The first thing we have is chickpeas. We're going to take these chickpeas and we're going to rinse them and drain them off. We also have tahini. Now, this could be a little harder to find but I did find it at my everyday grocery store in the ethnic aisle. Tahini is basically a mixture of sesame seeds, which are toasted, and olive oil. We also have salt, we're not going to use a ton, but a little bit, just to flavor it. We have garlic, which we're going to roast up in the oven, to give it a nice soft flavor. We have a red pepper that we're going to use to dip. We have lemon and some cold water to help bring it all together. And then, we have some pita that we are going to make pita chips with. We're also going to spice it up with some crushed red pepper flakes. We have some cayenne pepper just to give it a little bit of heat. And then, for the pita chips, we're going to use oregano and garlic power to flavor those. And we're going to use olive oil on both the pita chips and in the hummus itself.

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