Maui Chef Christian Jorgensen How To Prepare Homemade Hummus Recipe

Maui Chef Christian Jorgensen How To Prepare Homemade Hummus Recipe

Image of Homemade Hummus with Pita Chips Recipe by Maui Chef Christian JorgensenMost catered events on Maui begin with pupus, Hawaiian hors d oeuvre, as the appetizer course. After traveling many miles to attend an event on Maui, it isn’t uncommon for the guests to be meeting for the first time or getting re-acquainted after several years. Providing a light healthy snack as a self serve pupu or passed appetizer gives guests ample opportunity to chat and get to know each other with small bites between conversation. As a professional chef who has traveled the world and with my own teenage daughters preparing leave the nest as they head off to college, I personally appreciate and enjoy seeing these family relationships re-kindled and new or old friendships formed. Many of our catered events begin with Hummus with Crispy Lightly Fried Pita Chips and fresh vegetables. Since Hummus is easy to prepare and so many of our catering guests request the recipe, I wanted to share my homemade Hummus recipe and provide a short lesson on how to make the dish quickly for your next party.

Before you watch my latest video cooking lesson on how to make hummus below, peruse the recipe and pick up the ingredients from your favorite market. After you measure the ingredients, you’ll be ready to cook along with me in your kitchen. If you picked up fresh pita bread you’ll also want to watch the short cooking lesson on how to prepare pita chips to serve with the Hummus. After wards, all that is left is to pour yourself a glass of white wine or make up a batch of fresh Passion Fruit Mojoitos to entertain your guests for a cocktail party or backyard bbq!

Chef CJ’s Humus Dip Recipe by Maui Chef Christian Jorgensen

2 Cans (15 oz) Rinsed Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas) 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
2 Medium Sized Onions 2 oz Dry Tirmeric (pinch)
6 oz cup of Chopped Garlic 2 oz Dry Cumin (pinch)
6 oz Sesame Seeds 1 oz Dry Curry Powder (pinch)
1 Cup Olive Oil Bit of Chopped Fresh Spinach and Parsley
  1. Place the Olive Oil in a Heavy Saute Pan. When the oil is sizzling hot, add the Onions and Garlic. Saute until golden brown.
  2. Add Sesame Seeds and Spices. Then, cook and stir for 5 to 8 minutes until golden.
  3. Stir in Lemon Juice and Saute until flavors are absorbed.
  4. Take off stove and add the fresh spinach and Parsley.
  5. Chop / Blend via had held blender or in a food processor .
  6. Season with Salt and White Pepper

We always serve this Hummus recipe with Crispy Lightly Fried Pita Chips seasoned with our vocanic spice mix.

Serves 10

Watch Maui Chef Christian prepare his homemade Hummus recipe in the following short cooking lesson video (aprox 2 min and 36 sec):

Watch this short (1 min, 39 sec) video cooking lesson with Maui Chef CJ gives tips on making light crispy pita chips to serve with his homemade Hummus recipe:

Hummus also makes a great base starter for your favorite vegan dish or as a name your own vegan burger patty. My two teenage daughters recently converted to vegetarian diet and love my Falafel made from the above HummusMediterranean comfort foods such as homemade hummus is easy to make and perfect for a vegetarian dish to serve at Maui events. base! Check back for the complete homemade falafel recipe and for my homemade volcanic sauce to accompany the Hummus and Pita Chip recipes.

Need a vegetarian dish for a catered event on Maui and don’t feel like making it yourself? Among several Mediterranean comfort foods on our catering menus, order the Hummus and Pita Chips for a catered wedding reception menu item or delivered to  a wedding spa party. For the most affordable Maui catering option, order the Hummus and Chips for self service pickup to include with DIY Maui weddings. Or, if you want to leave the planning, cooking and catering to professionals, we are there to help as much or as little as you need! From planning catered wedding reception catering on Maui to providing a private chef dinner for a family reunion, count on the Comfort Zone Maui Catering for your next event:


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CJ’s Kaanapali Diner Review

My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Kelley MacCabe
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Review

Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!

Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review

Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.

Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest

On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.

Linda D.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer

Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.

James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer

The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.

Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment

Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!

Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio

CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog

Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.

Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?

Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

​CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit