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#1 Old 01-09-2006, 03:51 PM
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I've tried Wild Garden's traditional hummus and was not pleased.



Is it even possible to get that Greek restaurant quality hummus in a store bought product?
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#2 Old 01-09-2006, 04:12 PM
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President's Choice Organics, but it's only in Canada.

Why not make your own? All you need is a blender, lemon, garlic, chickpeas & tahini.
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#3 Old 01-09-2006, 05:35 PM
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Tribe Hummus hands down in my book... Comes in flavors of Dill, Scallion, Roasted Red Pepper and Classic (and a few others I think). It's God's gift to every man, woman and child!
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#4 Old 01-09-2006, 06:43 PM
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I agree, making your own is the best and so easy!

I think any kind of store bought is great in the red pepper flavor.
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I agree with Hummus! Tribe (formerly known as Tribe of Two Sheiks) is only grocery store hummus I've found that's worth having. I only get the roasted garlic flavor.
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i'm a big fan of tribe too. in fact, i'm enjoying some tribe red pepper hummus even as we speak...
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#7 Old 01-09-2006, 07:16 PM
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Holyland. It's locally made where I am, I think.
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#8 Old 01-09-2006, 07:55 PM
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I've been groovin' on Basha, which I pick up at Whole Foods.
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I've been groovin' on Basha, which I pick up at Whole Foods.







I also like the Fantastic Foods hummus mix that you just add water and olive oil to.
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I like Costco brand the best, it's a shame that it only comes in giant tubs.
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#11 Old 01-09-2006, 08:32 PM
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If you have a food processor hummus is extremely easy to make. This is the recipe I use...



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·\t1 can (16 oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

·\t1 tbsp olive oil

·\t2 tbsp tahini

·\t4 tbsp lemon juice

·\t2 cloves garlic, crushed

·\t1 tsp cumin

·\t1 tsp tamari



Drain garbanzo beans, saving liquid. Place the garbanzo beans, 3 tbsp liquid, and other ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth.



Sprinkle paprika on top (optional). Refrigerate several hours to overnight.


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I like Cedar's brand pretty well, but I still prefer to make my own (with lots and lots of tahini).
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#13 Old 01-09-2006, 11:26 PM
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Make your own, make your own! I'm all about that. I don't know how you people AFFORD store-bought hummus!! I'd blow my entire grocery budget with the way we go thru it in this house!!



I swear, it has to be the easiest recipe in the world, you can even just use a fork and mash everything together if you don't have a blender.



I basically use my own made-up recipe similar to Michael's and throw in whatever other goodies I have....

Last week I experimented at Froggy's and made it with roasted green chiles (It's New Mexico, what would you expect!?!) ... it was soooo yummy but could have used a bit more salt in my opinion...
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i LOVE homemade the best... but if i had to choose a store-bought it would be Tribe or the FAntastic Mix
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If you have a food processor hummus is extremely easy to make. This is the recipe I use...

Blasphemy!! You cannot add soy sauce to hummus!!



I tried Wil garden once. It was awful. Now I make my own, but before I was all about the Whole Foods deli one. If you don't have a WF, I'd suggest Cedar's or Basha. I had Tribe once and it was , but they don't sell it everywhere.
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One more for Cedar's.
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#17 Old 01-10-2006, 10:31 AM
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when i am living home with the rents, homemade cant be beat at all. but, being a student makes it hard for me to do homemade stuff sometimes soooo tribe and cedars are both good. cedar's black olive hummus was pretty awesome the other nite me and my friend ate almost all of it i had to wrestle it out of his hands before he finished it all! hand over the hummus and no one gets hurt!
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I took some Tribe Roasted Garlic hummus to a party once, and this Egyptian girl who was used to having the real thing said, "Mmm... you got this from the grocery store??" She said it was the best grocery store hummus she'd ever ever eaten.
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Sabra is good, but not exactly healthy. Trader Joe's are the freshest you can get without making your own.



...I'm not a big fan of Tribe or Cedar's.
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I used to buy Athenos Roasted red pepper, but now I just make my own, it's so much better (and easy)!



I use a can of garbanzo beans, some chopped onion, chopped garlic, chopped red pepper, tomatoes, about a tsp of olive oil, lemon juice, some cumin, garlic, pepper, sea salt, and red pepper flakes. I also like to add sundried tomatoes and black olives sometimes, it's really good. Put it all together in a food processor and blend. I don't have a food processor, so I put it all in a big cup, microwave it to soften it up and mix it together with a hand blender.
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...I'm not a big fan of Tribe or Cedar's.

Don't dis the Tribe, or I'll have to whip you! I'll admit it's not as creamy as some, but I think it's got great flavor.
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is cedar's something other than cedarlane?
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#23 Old 01-10-2006, 07:29 PM
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Sabra. It's the creamiest. Athenos will do in a pinch. I'm not a fan of Tribe.

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I typically only but Tribe's 40 Spice Hummus, so very good it is.

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Don't dis the Tribe, or I'll have to whip you! I'll admit it's not as creamy as some, but I think it's got great flavor.



...the beans taste old. Strong flavor to mask old beans.
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Sabra. It's the creamiest. Athenos will do in a pinch. I'm not a fan of Tribe.



I hate tribe, the texture is the yuck.
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#27 Old 01-11-2006, 11:46 AM
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I used to buy my hummus at Trader Joe's, then decided it had too much of a grainy taste. I've been buying Cedarlane lately; it's a lot creamier.

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ooh, i like sabra too, ceryna. looooottttts of tahini.
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#29 Old 01-19-2006, 11:26 PM
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i don't like sabra, it's toocreamy for me.. i like my hummus to have some texture to it, like it's been homemade
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#30 Old 01-22-2006, 10:19 AM
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Genuardi's roasted Red Pepper is my new favorite. On toast with fresh spinach.
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