Our exotic culinary tour of the Middle East: hummus recipe

Our exotic culinary tour of the Middle East: hummus recipe

By on August 10th, 2011

Here is the first of three recipes we’ll be sharing with you on our culinary tour of the Middle East. This is a very easy recipe for hummus, a popular Middle Eastern dip. For a unique and tasty hummus, add chopped walnuts, red chili pepper and pomegranate juice to the final mixture. Top with olive oil and serve.

1 8-ounce can of whole garbanzo beans (chick peas)

8 ounces of tahina sauce (sesame paste)
1 tablespoon salt
5 ice cubes
2 fresh lemon, squeezed

Mix garbanzo beans, tahina sauce and salt with five ice cubes until smooth. Then add lemon and mix for 20 seconds.

Place the mixture in a bowl and garnish as desired (your choice of parsley, whole chick peas, sumac, cherry tomatoes or lemon slices). Sprinkle with olive oil and serve with warm pita bread. Serves four.

Stay tuned over the next weeks for more Middle Eastern recipes from our chefs!

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Chef Kamal Khatib

A native of Jordan, Chef Kamal has been with Four Seasons Hotel Amman since 2007. He is the hotel's main Middle Eastern cuisine chef. Responsible for Seasons restaurant and Room Service, guests can also see Chef Kamal preparing off-menu items during Friday Brunch and serving up his signature dishes at special events. He is best known for his fusion style cooking, drawing from European influences to create unusual, exotic fare.

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3 Response(s) to "Our exotic culinary tour of the Middle East: hummus recipe"
yummys_choice says:
November 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm

That Hummus looks amazing!

Four Seasons Family says:
August 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Bon appétit Chef Anthony!

Chef Anthony says:
August 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Wonderful!! I might make some this week…
Chef Anthony

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