Hummus bi Tahini
A traditional snack from the Middle East. It can be made as
spicy as desired by adjusting the amount of red pepper.
garlic, salt and half the lemon juice into blender and blend briefly.
lb (450 g) chick peas, cooked (reserve 1/2 of cooking water)
juice (from 1 - 2 lemons)
garlic cloves, minced
oz (170 g) sesame paste (tahini)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- cayenne pepper to taste
- 1 - 2 tsp mint, dried
a handful of chickpeas, add more at intervals. As the paste thickens add
more lemon juice, olive oil and the reserved water.
When all chick peas have been reduced to a creamy texture add
sesame paste, cayenne and mint and blend until uniform. Adjust flavors with
cayenne, mint and lemon juice.
Spoon into a dish. Pour a little olive oil over top and
sprinkle with pepper. Serve with pita bread as a snack or dip.