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    Heavenly Hummus

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    Alskann's Note:

    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.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8-10

    Yield:

    cups

    Units: US | Metric

    tahini paste (use 2/3 cup)

    Directions:

    1. 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. 2
      Season with salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Transfer to a shallow bowl or plate.
    4. 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. 5
      Serve with pita bread triangles (I like "Kittencal's Garlic Baked Pita Chips" with parmesan cheese), cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped kalamata olives. Chopped sun-dried tomatoes are a good addition also.
    6. 6
      *HOMEMADE TAHINI PASTE:.
    7. 7
      4 tablespoons sesame seeds.
    8. 8
      1 teaspoon sesame oil.
    9. 9
      1/2 teaspoon salt.
    10. 10
      1/2 cup tepid water.
    11. 11
      Blend sesame seeds in a blender and grind until smooth.
    12. 12
      Add sesame oil, salt, and then slowly add 1/4 cup of water while blending.
    13. 13
      Blend until completely smooth.
    14. 14
      Makes 1 cup tahini paste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 01, 2008

      55

      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.

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    • on November 01, 2009

      25

      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.

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    • on August 31, 2009

      55

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

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    Nutritional Facts for Heavenly Hummus

    Serving Size: 1 (78 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 181.0
     
    Calories from Fat 107
    59%
    Total Fat 11.9 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 326.0 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.8 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 0.2 g
    0%
    Protein 3.9 g
    7%

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