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.
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.
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