Recipe by ToriS

Nutritious dip.

Top Review by MitziW629

Try to find the tahini! It gives the hummus a smoother, milder flavor. With the peanut butter, it's too "peanutty". The tahini is actually a sesame seed butter, similar in appearance to peanut butter. I finally found a jar in the health foods section of a grocery store in an ethnic neighborhood. If you can't find tahini, use cashew or almond butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the chickpeas well and place in a blender or food processor with the garlic and a pinch of sea salt.
  2. Add the tahini or peanut butter and process until fairly smooth.
  3. With the motor still running, slowly pour in the oil and lemon juice.
  4. Stir in the cayenne pepper and add more sea salt to taste.
  5. If the mixture is too thick, stir in a little cold water.
  6. Transfer the puree to a serving bowl.
  7. Heat a small nonstick pan and add the sesame seeds.
  8. Cook for 2-3 minutes, shaking the pan, until the seeds are golden.
  9. Allow to cool, then sprinkle over the puree.

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