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  1. Karen says

    5 stars
    I made this recipe yesterday but omitted the jalapeño pepper. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. ?

  2. Nidia Esquilin says

    I’m about to get all the ingredients and make it. Tried this hummus in s restaurant in AZ for the first time with some grilled chicken and pita bread it was great. I will keep you posted.


    5 stars
    I have to confess! My hubby and I fell in love with this avocado hummus recipe. We’ve been trying out different veggie recipes, health purposes, and fortunately found you’re page! Looking forward trying other recipes. Really grateful with you for sharing your knowledge!

  4. Maureen says

    5 stars
    Just made this, absolutely delicious, moorish and tasty! Yummy. So nice to find a healthy alternative that tastes so very good 🙂 thanks!

  5. Flavia says

    Also, for those of you who, like me, are not cilantro fans, I have learned that just a sprinkle of the fresh herb does not give it the soapy weird taste usually found on truly mexican dishes (that use a ton of it) but instead will guve your dish a bright flavor. Trust me and try. Literally, just a sprig will do!

  6. Flavia says

    5 stars
    Sounds yummy! I’d never remove the skin of the chickpeas just because they are so nutritious and I will definitely take it easy on the cilantro. Great idea combining both! Can’t wait to try!

  7. sasha says

    hey, for a quick jump step, before processing and instead of peeling the peas, I press them on to a tight/narrow strainer. the skins stay out, the peas are in. with less effort and less time.

  8. nicole says

    4 stars
    enjoyed this gorgeous hummus this morning with my beautiful friends in a wonderful garden in an marvellous area in jaffa/ israel. such a great taste of good and healthy food. yummie!!!

    next time i will try to add garlic. i missed it.

  9. Joana says

    5 stars
    This was so tasty! I added less olive oil and added more water instead and one clove garlic. Another great recipe of yours to add to my recipes’ book!

  10. Robin J Rees says

    5 stars
    Was a crazy day, but was determined to make this for my lunch (which came finally came at 2:30). And it was SO worth the wait! This was AMAZING! This is the first recipe of yours I have made…and it really is ´Love at first bite´ (^_^) Thank you so much for posting this…and giving my day the ´deep happy sigh´ it needed. Looking forward to making more of you recipes. (>^_^)>

  11. Roberta Weitze says

    This sounds wonderful!! Gonna give this a try!! I´m also thinking of adding some chopped green onions and/or garlic (pasted-with a bit of salt in mortar/pestle) added to it…has Gaby tried this way?

  12. Robert says

    I believe anyone can learn to like cilantro. I used to hate it. Now I like it. Why? My Persian/Israeli wife uses it all the time.
    Can you conceive of a Chinese person who dislikes soy sauce? Of course not. There are societies in which cilantro is as pervasive as soy sauce in China…Puerto Rico, for example. Can you conceive of a Puerto Rican disliking cilantro? I rest my case.

  13. Ruchama says

    I learned about peeling the chickpeas and when I can get my husband to do it, we do like the result. He’s one of those people who doesn’t like cilantro. Turns out, according to a food science expert, the association of cilantro with soap is not genetic. It has to do with the fact that an element in cilantro is present in many soaps and lotions that are used even on small children. So those who first encountered the smell in soap tend to associate cilantro with soap. Didn’t happen to me so I love the stuff and he’s learned to live with it.

  14. Mahfuz says

    I like hummus, I will try the way you did.Can you please add something how to make home made pita bread? Thanks for sharing.

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