Easy Homemade Hummus With Tahini

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Hummus is a dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, and lemon juice. It is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can also be found in most grocery stores in North America and Europe.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

 1.10 lbs cooked chickpeas, cool or (quality canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed)
 ½ cup lemon juice
 1 ½ cups tahini
 1 tbsp salt
 8 cubes of ice
 ¼ cup cold water
For Garnish
 extra virgin olive oil
 1 tbsp boiled chickpeas
 1 tsp chopped parsley
 1/4 tsp sumac or cyan pepper

1

Put ice cubes in the food processor and begin to process for 2 seconds . Add chickpeas, salt, lemon juice and process for 5 more seconds. Add tahini and process for 10 more seconds. Remove the food processor cover and stir the mixture with kitchen spatula. Add the cold water as needed, cover and process to allow the machine to produce a smooth puree.

2

Spoon the hummus onto a serving bowl spreading with the back of a spoon to form a well in the center. Add drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Add about 1 tablespoon of chickpeas to the middle. Garnish with parsley and sprinkle with sumac or Cyan pepper.

3

Serve immediately with warm pita wedges and your favorite veggies.

Notes:
4

How to cook dry chickpeas:

1. In a bowl soak chickpeas in plenty of water overnight.
2. Drain the chickpeas from the soaking water.
3. Put chickpeas in a heavy cooking pot. Cover with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

5

If using canned chickpeas, make sure they are drained and rinsed.

Ingredients

 1.10 lbs cooked chickpeas, cool or (quality canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed)
 ½ cup lemon juice
 1 ½ cups tahini
 1 tbsp salt
 8 cubes of ice
 ¼ cup cold water
For Garnish
 extra virgin olive oil
 1 tbsp boiled chickpeas
 1 tsp chopped parsley
 1/4 tsp sumac or cyan pepper

Directions

1

Put ice cubes in the food processor and begin to process for 2 seconds . Add chickpeas, salt, lemon juice and process for 5 more seconds. Add tahini and process for 10 more seconds. Remove the food processor cover and stir the mixture with kitchen spatula. Add the cold water as needed, cover and process to allow the machine to produce a smooth puree.

2

Spoon the hummus onto a serving bowl spreading with the back of a spoon to form a well in the center. Add drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Add about 1 tablespoon of chickpeas to the middle. Garnish with parsley and sprinkle with sumac or Cyan pepper.

3

Serve immediately with warm pita wedges and your favorite veggies.

Notes:
4

How to cook dry chickpeas:

1. In a bowl soak chickpeas in plenty of water overnight.
2. Drain the chickpeas from the soaking water.
3. Put chickpeas in a heavy cooking pot. Cover with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

5

If using canned chickpeas, make sure they are drained and rinsed.

Easy Homemade Hummus With Tahini

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