Health benefits of Hummus
Hummus makes a great dip for pita bread, vegetables, whole grain crackers, and can be used as a sandwich spread or as a salad dressing. Hummus which is loaded with so many health benefits is very easy to make at home.
Hummus-Hummus with Tahini Recipe
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Cuisine: International-Middle East
For Tahini Paste
White Sesame seeds – 1 cup
Extra virgin olive oil -1/4 cup
Garbanzo Beans-Chick Peas – 1/2 cup dried
Tahini paste – 2 tbsp
Extra virgin Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
Fresh Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
Garlic -2 cloves
Salt to taste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil as needed
Paprika or chilli powder
Fresh Cilantro or parsley – 1 tbsp chopped
Preparation for Tahini
Dry roast sesame seeds on medium heat until light brown. Cool and blend it with olive oil to a smooth paste. Our tahini paste is ready. Very simple isn’t it! You can store this paste in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 months.
Preparation for hummus
Wash and soak chickpeas overnight or for 10 hours. Pressure cook with needed water until soft. Strain and reserve the cooking liquid from the chick peas.
Keep all the ingredients ready for making hummus including tahini paste.
First blend the cooked chick peas, then add tahini paste, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and blend to a smooth paste. Add needed reserved cooking liquid, little at a time and blend to a smooth paste. Consistency can be adjusted as per your liking.
Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with more olive oil. Sprinkle paprika before serving. Enjoy this delicious Middle Eastern dip with pita bread, vegetables, whole grain cracker. With bread it make a complete protein packed meal.
Another Classic Middle East Recipe
looks too good and healthy too…
Thanks for the recipe…
I'm familiar with this hummus since I live in UAE… How many days can it be stored in refrigerator for future purposes…
It can be kept for 3-4 days in the refrigerator and for more number of days in the freezer.
My first time making hummus and I loved it. Delicious recipe!