Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love hummus and this recipe is one of the best I've tried. I like to spread it on pita triangles and top with cucumber, chopped kalamata olives, and feta. I think the homemade tahini paste makes it much better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, puree the chickpees, tahini, 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice and garlic until smooth, adding a little of the reserved liquid if the mixture seems too thick; It will be slightly grainy.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to a shallow bowl or plate.
  4. Combine the paprika and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, drizzle the mixture over the top, and garnish with chipped parsley, if desired.
  5. Serve with pita bread triangles (I like "Recipe #179799" with parmesan cheese), cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped kalamata olives. Chopped sun-dried tomatoes are a good addition also.
  7. 4 tablespoons sesame seeds.
  8. 1 teaspoon sesame oil.
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  10. 1/2 cup tepid water.
  11. Blend sesame seeds in a blender and grind until smooth.
  12. Add sesame oil, salt, and then slowly add 1/4 cup of water while blending.
  13. Blend until completely smooth.
  14. Makes 1 cup tahini paste.
Most Helpful

I love the tahini paste in this recipe. The store bought stuff come in such a big container, it goes bad before I can use it up. I used all of the tahini paste with a 15 1/2 oz can of chick peas. I also added a couple of roasted red peppers. Thanks for bring back hummus to me.

Andrea in NH November 01, 2008

I was really excited to try this recipe because I love hummus and there have been so many great reviews. I hate to be the lone dissenter, but this did not work for us at all. First, the tahini paste turned out way too liquidy....possibly because the ingredients state 1/2 cup of water while the instructions say 1/4 cup? I salvaged it by taking the excess water off the top of the paste and made the rest of the recipe as stated. The hummus was very soupy, not the texture I am used to, and this was after only adding 3 tbsp of olive oil. Also, the lemon and tahini flavors were way too overpowering for us.

noway November 01, 2009

I used lime juice instead of lemon, as we like it better, and this is delicious hummus that was much enjoyed!

*Nataly* August 31, 2009

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